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  • Tankosphere Today: Dec. 12, 2008

    The Better Option – Adam Smith Institute The blogger, Harvard economist, and former chair of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, Greg Mankiw had an interesting piece on his blog yesterday regarding the relative merits of spending increases and tax cuts as ways of boosting the economy. In a nutshell, … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 11, 2008

    Investment: Government and Private – Cato @ Liberty 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… Trashing Taxpayers - OpenMarket.org A recent … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 10, 2008

    Card Check: In Light of Business’ Views, Boycott Everything! – Shopfloor.org More measured commentary from The Huffington Post, in this case the long-time labor activist and writer, Jonathan Tasini… Sidewalks: Our Path to Economic Growth – Government Bytes The United States Conference of Mayors sent this porky wish list to … More

    Video: This Week in Washington Dec. 8-12

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPQ5ARVzOo[/youtube] Automakers or on the Hill this week making their case for a taxpayer sponsored bailout bill. Heritage’s James Sherk wrote a paper on why Bankruptcy would be the best option by allowing them to reorganize. The new 621 Million Dollar Capitol Visitor Center opened last week and it gives a one-sided, … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 9, 2008

    Unbelievable Gall from the New York Times - OpenMarket.org As economists and the Wall Street Journal have noted, the Community Reinvestment Act was an important ingredient of the financial crisis, by pressuring banks to make risky loans to people in low-income, predominantly-minority neighborhoods… Sanford Proposes to Vastly Improve South Carolina’s Business Tax … More

    Tankosphere Today Dec. 8, 2008

    Top 10 Outrageous Earmarks – TIME $2 Million for Children’s Wooden Arrow Makers. The passage of the economic bailout bill in October 2008 was viewed as a necessary evil by many reluctant politicians on both the left and the right, but the subsequent revelation of earmarks legislators stuffed in it… … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 4, 2008

    Change We’ve Seen Before – FRC Blog The Washington Post reports today that the very impressive e-mail and cell phone number lists that Obama’s political campaign amassed will now be moving over to the White House to be used as an action arm of the Administration… If Obama Rewrites NAFTA, … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 3, 2008

    Podcast of Fairness Doctrine Discussion on Jim Bohannon Show – The Technology Liberation Front Last night, I appeared on the Jim Bohannon radio show for 30 minutes and discussed the past, present, and future of the Fairness Doctrine and broadcast industry regulation in general… A Government Charge of Five Cents … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 2, 2008

    Bloated Employee Contracts Push Profligate States into Fiscal Crisis – The Market Center Blog Many state politicians want multi-billion dollar handouts from federal taxpayers. But a superb Wall Street Journal column notes that the real problems are excessive annual spending increases in the short run and extravagant benefits for government … More

    Bell Ringers

    Was the Real Target Indo-Pak Peace? – Peter Brookes The Indians claim al Qaeda doesn’t exist in their country, and the lack of suicide bombers lends credence to the idea it wasn’t Osama’s cronies. Yet his direction or inspiration for an attack can’t be ruled out – many of the … More