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  • Tankosphere Today: Oct. 14, 2008

    If We Can’t Get Price Transparency, Let’s Try Calorie Transparency – Pacific Research Institute Who knows why Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB-1420, a silly law that requires chain restaurants (a.k.a. fast-food joints) to post calorie-counts of their burgers, fries, and shakes on the menu-boards. Maybe sign-makers lobbied for it?… Let Uncle … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 10, 2008

    Blame Wrongly Apportioned – Adam Smith Institute Here’s an excellent piece by Thomas J DiLorenzo on who really got us into the credit mess – American politicians and regulators. The Community Reinvestment Act 1977 didn’t just force lenders to make bad loans to ‘sub-prime’ borrowers. It stopped banks making any … More

    Blogging the American Dream

    Earlier this morning, at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans For Prosperity, I attended a blogging seminar hosted by my colleague at Heritage, Rob Bluey. He spoke to an audience of AFP members ranging in age and experience. He provided an overview of everything that is needed … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 9, 2008

    Card Check: Concerns in the Keystone Stone – Shopfloor.org Yesterday, I had an opportunity to meet with manufacturers and other employers in the Philadelphia area at an event co-hosted by the NAM, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and the Mid-Atlantic Employers’ Association. I went up there to discuss the impact that card … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 8, 2008

    Are Targeted Tax Breaks Like Pork – InsiderOnline The “sweeteners” that supposedly were needed to get the bailout bill passed last week has renewed a debate that comes up from time to time among small-government conservatives: Are tax breaks for specific interests merely the cousins of the pork-barrel spending… The … More

    Bell Ringers

    A Round-up of Op-Eds from the Heritage Foundation Tax Us, Exempt Matt Damon? – Brian Darling Congress decided to load up the bailout bill too, of course. Amid warnings of a massive economic slow-down being right around the corner, lawmakers couldn’t seem to refrain from freighting the potential deal with … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 7, 2008

    Energy Independence: Brazil Leads the Way? – Growthology Everyone seems to be preoccupied with the question of energy independence. It’s a bipartisan issue, heightened ever since the cost of a gallon of gas rose over four dollars this summer.. (tags: Energy) Federal Appeals Court OKs San Francisco’s Tax-Mad Healthy Access … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 6, 2008

    Lehman Bros hearing — Rep. Maloney Blames Deregulation, Ignores Her Own Role as Fannie’s Enabler – OpenMarket.org At the hearing being held today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in which former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld is now testifying, an earlier panel attempted to look at the … More

    This Week in Washington: Oct. 6, 2008

    There are several issues in Washington this week following the passing of the Bailout legislation. Here are some key issues to be aware of this week: Congress passed a massive Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the next year and inserted some ridiculous earmarks and special interest projects. Some … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 3, 2008

    Federal Prisons:Mackerel Is The Currency of Choice – Carpe Diem WSJ: There’s been a mackerel economy in federal prisons since about 2004. That’s when federal prisons prohibited smoking and, by default, the cigarette pack, which was the earlier gold standard… (tags: Prisons) Let Private Contractors Do It – InsiderOnline On … More