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Tankosphere Today: Oct. 10, 2008

Posted By Todd Thurman On October 10, 2008 @ 3:14 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Here’s an excellent piece by Thomas J DiLorenzo on who really got us into the credit mess – American politicians and regulators. The Community Reinvestment Act 1977 didn’t just force lenders to make bad loans to ‘sub-prime’ borrowers. It stopped banks making any business decisions that would prejudice this shaky market…

ZURICH — For years, Swiss scientists have blithely created genetically modified rice, corn and apples. But did they ever stop to consider just how humiliating such experiments may be to plants?…

As we watch the volatility in the stock market today, it’s instructive to think about the value of one’s retirement savings. There’s not much that any individual can do to stop a short-term slide in stock prices, but we can help determine whose tax policies reign in the coming years through elections…

At the top of today’s front page, the Washington Post joins other Big Media in dancing on the grave of capitalism and smaller government. And compared with such past headlines as “A Fresh Look at the Apostle of Free Markets” or “Crisis Turns Free Marketeers into Regulators…


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URLs in this post:

[1] Blame Wrongly Apportioned – Adam Smith Institute: http://www.adamsmith.org/blog/government/blame-wrongly-apportioned-200810102255/

[2] Switzerland’s Green Power Revolution: Ethicists Ponder Plants’ Rights – WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122359549477921201.html

[3] ATR Launches Fascinating 401k Calculator – Government Bytes: http://blog.ntu.org/main/post.php?post_id=3834

[4] The End of American Capitalism? – Cato-at-Liberty: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/10/10/the-end-of-american-capitalism/

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