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  • Tankosphere Today: Oct. 29, 2008

    Last week, the German government said that Switzerland should be placed on the international blacklist for tax havens. Really? That is, according to Peer Steinbruck (German finance minister)…

    Since a second round of economic stimulus is the topic du jour, we ask: How would forced unionization of millions of more employees create economic growth? From a commentary in Forbes by Shikha Dalmia, senior analyst at the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, “Obama And Big Labor,” noting the decline of private sector membership to 7.5 percent of the workforce…

    With the media fawning over Barack Obama, there has been remarkably little analysis of the policies that will define his leadership. This has been surprising because if he makes it to the White House, his agenda for change is profoundly radical. Change that, if his campaign rhetoric is to be believed, may be nothing less than a reversion to the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt…

    No one should be surprised that a powerful political steamroller has developed for a second economic “stimulus” package. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has blessed the idea, and even President Bush has provided vague support. Some congressional Democrats urge a $300 billion plan; some private economists propose up to $500 billion. The case for “stimulus” seems obvious…

    A landslide victory next Tuesday would give Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape government policy dramatically. By controlling the White House and expanding their Senate majority, Democrats would remove the most reliable weapons used by the GOP to block their agenda: the filibuster and the veto…

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