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Archive for November, 2008

Putting The Bailouts In Perspective

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Business, Credit Crisis, Economics, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

Mark Sanford On The Future Of The Republican Party

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Mark Sanford, Politics, Republicans

The more I hear from this guy, the more I like him:

The Emoluments Clause Controvery Goes Mainstream

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics, U.S. Constitution

MSNBC’s First Read picks on the theory that Hillary Clinton may be Constitutionally barred from serving as Secretary of State: If President-elect Barack Obama nominates Hillary Clinton to be secretary of state, many legal scholars believe it would be the former law professor’s first violation of the Constitution as president. Why? Because the Constitution forbids […]

Much Ado About Nothing

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Fairness Doctrine, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics

Patrick Ruffini thinks his fellow conservatives should spend a lot less time worrying about the Fairness Doctrine: I have two words for these people: Not happening. Not only has Obama, though a spokesman, flatly denied any interest in reimposing the Fairness Doctrine, or otherwise failed to show any interest in the issue, but his pursuing […]

Rasmussen: Most Americans Oppose An Auto Bailout

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Auto Industry, Business, Economics, Politics

Not A Very Good Start

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Economics, Politics

Yesterday, we were promised that Barack Obama would be discussing planned budget cuts today: Obama’s staff won’t elaborate, but the President-Elect said just now that he’d roll out a plan to cut the federal budget tomorrow — something both presidential candidates said they’d do, but neither detailed. “[T]o make the investments we need, we’ll have […]

Bailouts Will Destroy The Economy

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics

The economist behind Ronald Reagan’s 80’s era tax cuts says that Federal bailouts will destroy the economy if they continue: As you read this, our government is committing enormous sums of money above and beyond normal spending, solely to stimulate the economy and prop up failing companies and markets. These additional sums are huge by […]

Ben And Hank’s Excellent Adventure

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Business, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

Why Politics And Automobile Production Don’t Mix

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Auto Industry, Business, Economics, Politics

There are many arguments against a government-led bailout of the Big Three automakers, but one of the most persuasive concerns the negative influence that politics can have on business decisions: Many members of Congress believe they know what the car company of the future should look like. “A business model based on gas — a […]

Federal Deficit To Hit $ 1 Trillion

by @ Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

We’re about to enter uncharted territory: WASHINGTON – Budget hawks were aghast when the federal deficit hit a record $455 billion in fiscal 2008, more than double the previous year. That figure could double again in 2009, to $1 trillion, but even balanced budget advocates are saying that may be the price we have to […]

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