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  • Tankosphere Today: Nov. 12, 2008

    The proliferation of media that digital technology has made possible, writes Randolph May, has only increased the tension between government regulation of broadcast content and the First Amendment…

    Facing an economic downturn and an election, politicians of both parties sought to stimulate consumer demand—and some business investment—through political action. They promised that if the early 2008 “Stimulus Package” didn’t succeed, there would be “more to come.”…

    Even as the economy slides into recession, many state and local governments continue to spend freely and expand their workforces. State and local spending jumped 7.4% in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. Hiring increased faster than in any sector except health care…

    The NY Times reports that groups looking to get in on the government bailout action now extend far beyond the much reported Big 3 automakers to include car and boat dealers…

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

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