Graphic Charts of Crony Capitalism Being Alive and Well in Fascist America
Here are Venn diagrams of the big government/big business partnership that is ruining running the United States. They were created by Stephanie Herman. I will of course lead off with the granddaddy of all big government/big business partnerships, General Electric.Read more »
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Krugman - in - Wonderland
Analysis and criticism of America's most prominent public intellectual and champion of Keynesian economics. I am part of the Austrian School of Economics, and I critique Krugman's writings from that perspective.Read more »
By James Bovard -- The U.S. Postal Service announced plans this month to phase out overnight delivery of first-class mail. Postal officials are portraying the decision as a painful but necessary budget-induced departure from a long history of exemplary service. In reality, the Postal Service has been intentionally slowing down first-class mail for almost 50 years. It’s time to end the post office’s monopoly on letter delivery.Read more »
Bank of England holds fire, for now
Economists see additional quantitative easing in 2012
FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — The Bank of England, as expected, left its key lending rate at a record low on Thursday and made no changes to its quantitative easing program as policy makers wrestle with an economy that threatens to tip back into recession.Read more »
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The Handbook for the Recently Unemployed is a free ebook filled with essential information, witty insights, and a collection of incredible posts from over 15 authors on the topic.Read more »
Does China Have a Superior Economic Model?
In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, Andy Stern, an Obama insider and one of organized labor's more aggressive personalities, praised what he called "China's superior economic model."
Does China have a superior economic model? That depends: Superior to what?Read more »
This writer says, On the face of it, this is one hell of a coup for libertarians – seemingly a death-blow to liberal (or other) notions that the lower classes are invariably victims of freer economies. It almost speaks for itself – “See? Free up the economy and it’ll help the poor!”
Well, maybe – but these numbers don’t show it. We have a list of the freest states, as well as one for poverty levels². ...
See the URL to read the whole post. What do you all think?Read more »
Employers who pay their workers cash under the table to avoid payroll taxes, workers' compensation insurance and other government mandates are costing California about $7 billion annually in lost tax revenue and undercutting companies that play by the rules, state officials say.Read more »
Occupy MN: Protesters occupy veteran Bobby Hull's foreclosed home
While many fret about the waning momentum of the larger Occupy movement, Occupy Foreclosures seems to be picking up steam.
Occupy MN has been involved in an attempt to save three homeowners from eviction -- the latest is Marine veteran Bobby Hull. Yesterday afternoon, 100 demonstrators gathered on the front lawn of his Richfield home and declared their intention to halt Hull's February 17th eviction date. If they cannot, they will refuse to leave.Read more »
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