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    An Inconvenient Voice: Dr. Alan Carlin

    Ever hear of Alan Carlin? Probably not, and that is the way the Obama Administration wants to keep it. Dr. Carlin is an Environmental Protection Agency veteran who recently wrote a damaging report, warning that the science behind climate change was questionable at best, and that we shouldn’t pass laws … More

    What Next: Bible Study Edition

    Do you host a regular get-together with friends to watch your favorite college sports team? (Go Jackets!) What about a ladies dessert pot-luck or a monthly poker night with a small group of co-workers? If you are in the habit of such gatherings, you may want to hear how your … More

    U.S. Tax Code, Bernie Madoff Style

    From Monday’s Wall Street Journal:  If you thought Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was bad, wait until you hear about the inverted pyramid scheme the federal government is working on. While Mr. Madoff preyed on people who trusted him with their money, the federal government has everyone’s money, and the implications … More

    Death By DMV

    One of today’s great Chicago architects likes to critique buildings by asking: “If this is the answer, what was the question?” It cuts to the chase. Imagine standing before this…thing and applying the above critique. The question becomes: “Can you build me a poorly lit maximum-security prison tower to live … More

    Morning Bell: The G20 Threat to Economic Recovery

    The official G-20 talks that President Barack Obama is in London for today do not begin until tomorrow. But outlines of the deal President Obama and other world leaders will agree to have been noticeable for weeks … and it is not good news for the American people. From the beginning, the … More

    The Unregulated Bailing Out the Regulated

    Great observation by Michael Barone on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest bank bailout plan: Democrats like Barack Obama and Barney Frank, at least on the campaign trail or in sound bites, have portrayed the financial crisis as the product of deregulation. The solution, they say, is more regulation. … My … More

    Regulators, Risk and Roubini

    Via Greg Mankiw, Bentley University professor Scott Sumner writes on efficient-markets hypothesis (EMH): So the anti-EMH argument for regulation must be based on the following: bankers are irrational and make lots of foolish loans. Regulators are rational and can see that these loans are too risky, and can protect bankers … More

    Moral Hazards are Not Something to Toy With

    The recently enforced Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act created many unintended consequences for toy manufacturers and oddly enough, even for your local library, but most of which, blinded parents’ sense of caution when it comes to buying toys for their children. This regulation, which went into effect on February 10, … More

    Morning Bell: You, Too, Can Help 'Save' Millions of Jobs

    In his weekly radio address, President-elect Barack Obama promised a national “Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011.” One might think that would mean Obama had promised to create 2.5 million new jobs. But as the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press … More

    Clean, Safe Energy - and lots of it!

    Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation hosted Veteran journalist William Tucker, who recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” The event is available for viewing here. Windmills, solar collectors and geothermal plants can make a small contribution at the … More