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  • Monthly Archives: November 2008

    Our Rent-Seeking Socialists

    If you’re reding this blog, you’re probably already a fan of George Will and probably already read his column this weekend. But just in case you haven’t here are some highlights: The seepage of government into everywhere is, we are assured, to be temporary and nonpolitical. Well. …. The distribution … More

    The Hedge Fund Manager Who Cried Wolf

    George Soros has written three books warning of an impending financial crisis. He admits to being like the boy who cried “wolf,” adding he was right the third time. Assuming Soros was on to something all along, what is his next warning? Against overregulation. Here’s what Soros told the House … More

    All Megan, All the Time

    The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle has been tackling the proposed auto bailout like a champ. Here are just some of her contributions from the past week: On why Congress can’t fix Detroit: Indeed, a bailout will mute the one thing that sometimes does turn around dysfunctional management: the shock value of … More

    New Obama Style Suits AP

    Here’s one that’s a little hard even for media folks to figure. Out of the blue, the Associated Press quietly issued a new style rule that took effect at 3 a.m. Nov. 14. As a result of this 3 a.m. call, the AP will sound a more formal tone when … More

    Morning Bell: Do You Trust Congress to Run the Auto Industry?

    Both the House and the Senate are set to gavel back into session this week, and both chambers’ first order of business will be a proposed bailout for Detroit’s Big Three: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) will introduce legislation to carve … More

    Nuclear Reactors Small & Large

    104 nuclear power plants currently provide electricity for 20% of the nation. One of these reactors (1,000 Megawatt) provides electricity for about one million homes. This is great, but good things can come in small packages, too. For instance, Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. is looking to commercialize small, nuclear reactors … More

    The Auto Bailout & The Bankruptcy Myth

    When I think of bankruptcy I think of this. That’s right, the Monopoly Guy. Pockets empty. Shoulders shrugged. Game over. All the jobs will be wiped off the face of this earth and bulldozers will tear down the buildings. I’m guessing a lot of people think this way when they … More

    China's Public Relations Stunt

    Derek Scissors, a research fellow for Asia economic policy, says the world leaders meeting in Washington for the G-20 summit should view China’s stimulus package as an expensive public relations move. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSB28WHrv7U[/youtube]

    Tankoshpere Today: Nov 14, 2008

    CNN’s Toobin Seems Puzzled by Difference Between a Gun and a Missile – NewsBusters.org Liberal CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin appeared on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Wednesday night, and Smiley focused on several “hot button” issues that were largely ignored in the general election… A Cancer on … More

    The Left Is Still Living in a Cost Free World

    During the Senate debate over the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade bill, the Center for American Progress published a report purporting to show the ‘profits’ the federal government would create by instituting a cap and trade system for carbon. These ‘profits’ would come from the government sale of emissions permits to … More