Instead of asking city departments to continue cutting their budgets due to lower tax revenues, Businessmayor® John Hickenlooper should be encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. Asking city employees to look for ways to save money actually prevents them from providing city services. Why not create some cash flow by marketing a line of City Hall Celebrity collectible "No Free Lunch" boxes and assorted school supplies? Penny-pinching parents would love the budget-minded auditor's Gallagher Calculator...
Denver City Auditor Dennis Gallagher calls himself an "independent-minded watchdog" of the city's budget. The Gallagher Calculator can do all that and then some. This sturdy finger-powered device can display the results of complex real-world calculations in three dimensions, which makes it easy for students to visualize and understand the results produced.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
One of its features is the option of using "digitech" beaded entry, a data processing system that makes inputting mistakes impossible when calculating complex equations -- and, if your ancient Chinese grandparents want to use it, you're in luck! Parents and students need not check with Denver Public Schools before buying. This calculator provides all the functionality needed for math classes and is programmable for computing post-secondary household finances.