Monthly Archives: November 2009

Economist: “What Passes For Help To Homeowners In The Capitol Might Look More Like Handing Out Money To Banks Anywhere Else”

PhD economist Dean Baker makes an interesting point in a new essay: The big talk in Washington these days is “helping homeowners”. Unfortunately, what passes for help to homeowners in the capitol might look more like handing out money to … Continue reading

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Climate: We Can ALL Agree On Two Things

Whatever you think about the leaked emails showing that “tricks” were used to “hide the decline” in the climate data, and the fact that the original source data showing historical climate information was destroyed, you should agree on two things. … Continue reading

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The War Against Muslim Extremists is Wholly Unnecessary for Our National Security

In response to my essays documenting that war is harmful to the American economy and produces a huge carbon footprint, some commentators have argued that the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are necessary to combat Muslim extremists. Even putting aside the … Continue reading

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The Tax Code ENCOURAGES Leverage

Among the most prophetic voices prior to the economic crash was UCLA economics professor Harold H. Somers, who warned in 1991 that revisions to the tax code would increase leverage, which could lead to economic disaster: The result is to … Continue reading

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The U.S. Could Have Killed Bin Laden in 2001 AND IN 2007

You’ve heard that – according to the U.S. Senate – Bin Laden was “within the grasp” of the U.S. military in Afghanistan in December 2001, but that then-secretary of defense Rumsfeld refused to provide the soldiers necessary to capture him. … Continue reading

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