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Tankosphere Today: Dec. 11, 2008

Posted By Todd Thurman On December 11, 2008 @ 2:42 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

There is much excitement about a federal “stimulus” plan focusing on state and local infrastructure spending. At first blush, it seems like a pro-growth idea to get unemployed construction workers off the couch and onto the job site…

A recent article in today’s New York Times details the perils of an industry that is greatly impacted and propped up by government regulations: the recycling industry. Recycling, like any business, it has its up and downs…

Starting next year, union members will have an even better picture of how their union dues are being spent. The Department of Labor has recently finalized new rules requiring union-controlled trusts to file financial disclosure forms…

The online edition of the Handelsblatt, a major German business newspaper, recently featured an op-ed blaming government-created ’fiat money’ for the current financial crisis. It recommends privately-issued, commodity-backed currencies as an alternative…


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URLs in this post:

[1] Investment: Government and Private – Cato @ Liberty: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/12/11/investment-government-and-private/

[2] Trashing Taxpayers - OpenMarket.org: http://www.openmarket.org/2008/12/08/trashing-taxpayers/

[3] Get Your Union Data Now – InsiderOnline: http://www.insideronline.org/blogarchive.cfm?month=12&year=2008#22FA4C9C-C596-D285-3F68AF3648A5FC11

[4] The Link Between ‘Fiat Money’ and Boom-and-Bust Cycles – IEA Blog: http://blog.iea.org.uk/?p=196

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