EDF strikers cut power to French homes California Taxation Leads to Mass Migration California is 49th (New York 50th) in the Economic Freedom Index: http://www.ppinys.org/reports/jtf/econfreedom.htm Nevada is 12th Other notables: Kentucky is 39th, Michigan 34th Indiana is 14th, Texas is 17th
Credit: Michelle Malkin » “HONK if you’re paying my mortgage”. If you’re tired of the bailouts going on forever, there is now a public way to make a statement: You can buy the bumper sticker here.
Inside every chief exec, there’s a Soviet planner | Business | The Observer. Macroeconomic central planning failed in the Soviet Union, but every company is a management planning factory. If work is fragmented so that people have no direct line of sight to the customer, people have to be driven by signals from above rather […]
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 02/12/2009 | Will the stimulus actually stimulate? Economists say no: “I think (doing) nothing would have been better,” said Ed Yardeni, an investment analyst who’s usually an optimist, in an interview with McClatchy. He argued that the plan fails to provide the right incentives to spur spending. A lot of my […]
The Next Catastrophe: Think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a politicized financial disaster? Just wait until pension funds implode. – Reason Magazine
If I save more money, will I kill our economy? – “Money still talks, apparently. I just happen to believe it speaks loudest when people are in control of it.” This topic made me think a little about alternative stimulus. What if interest on CDs was made tax-free while requiring banks to de-lever gradually? It […]
Global recession – where did all the money go? | Business | guardian.co.uk. — This is an interesting look that takes each layer of the financial system and draws it as a proportionally sized circle, then demonstrates the unstable upside-down pyramid, juxtaposed with the “bailouts”.
Suitably Flip: Stimulus, Illustrated – Part II.