Posts tagged bailouts

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<li><p><a href="http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2010/marapr/features/mosher.html">STANFORD Magazine: March/April 2010 &gt; Features &gt; Clelia Mosher. <cite>www.stanfordalumni.org</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>In 1973, historian Carl Degler was combing the University archives, gathering research for a book on the history of the family. Sifting through the papers of Dr. Clelia Duel Mosher, who taught in Stanford&#39;s hygiene department around the turn of the 20th century, he came across a mysteriously bound file. Degler...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://marjaerwin.livejournal.com/24443.html">Common Sense, or a functioning economy has no underclass. <cite>Marja Erwin</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>1. A government can't solve systemic unemployment through stimulus. It can create temporary boosts which *mask* systemic unemployment; it may even have significant effects depending how easily it responds to spending and how slowly the unemployment rate approaches its normal level relative to the economic system.2. A functioning economy has...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/01/12/reading-chomsky/">Reading Chomsky. Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>The Good (in churlish brevity) I’ve just finished reading Noam Chomsky’s Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World (it was a Christmas gift). Unsurprisingly, nearly all of it is excellent, and I highly recommend it. Chomsky lucidly explains how u.s. foreign policy is not only imperialist now but has been...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/anything-peaceful/the-taxpayers-wont-benefit/">The Taxpayers Won’t Benefit. Sheldon Richman, <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2010-12-15)</a>. <q>Why does everyone say the taxpayers will be winners when the banks, AIG, and GM repay their TARP and other bailout money with interest? The taxpayers won’t see a dime! I doubt if any money will even go toward reducing the debt. The only real winners will be the politicians...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/undercover-boss/">What “Undercover Boss” Could Be. Steven Horwitz, <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2010-12-15)</a>. <q>Recently I stumbled across the TV show Undercover Boss.  A CEO poses as a new employee at one of his firm’s factories or stores in order to see how the company really runs.  In the episode I watched, the CEO of the Johnny Rocket’s restaurant chain spent time working in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/anything-peaceful/hoffman-prize/">Winner of Beth A. Hoffman Prize for Economic Writing Named. Foundation for Economic Education, <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>The first annual Beth A. Hoffman Memorial Prize for Economic Writing has been awarded to Kevin A. Carson, the Foundation for Economic Education announced. Through the generosity of a FEE donor, the prize has been established to honor the memory of Beth A. Hoffman by recognizing the best article on...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/13/if-martin-luther-king-were-ali">If Martin Luther King Were Alive Today, He'd Be Just Like Me. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-01-13)</a>. <q>You know all those articles that purport to say what George Orwell would believe if he were alive today, in which Orwell turns out to have had a change of heart on every significant subject where the author disagrees with him? You can do that to Martin Luther King too:...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://flipfloppingjoy.com/2011/01/03/foodclassworking-class/">Food:Class:Working Class. bfp, <cite>flip flopping joy</cite> (2011-01-03)</a>. <q>I’ve been wondering why food for working class people is always represented as “manly man food” that is greasy, heavy, thick food. I mean, I get the origins of working class food as thick greasy meat based food—fish and chips, for example, has enough heaviness and calories to last through...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://sheldonfreeassociation.blogspot.com/2011/01/szasz-in-one-lesson.html">Szasz in One Lesson. Sheldon Richman, <cite>Free Association</cite> (2011-01-13)</a>. <q>(First posted in 2006, and now amended. The relevance to the Tucson massacre is self-explanatory.)This is something I came up with some time ago to summarize a good deal of what Thomas Szasz, a great libertarian and hero of mine, has been saying for half a century.If neuroscientists discovered that...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-01-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/01/14/radio-theater">Radio Theater. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-01-14)</a>. <q>Get ready to suspend your disbelief. One of the most resilient acts in theatrical history has returned to the D.C. stage: the We’re Going To Defund Public Broadcasting show. Every time this play gets revived, the director alters the story slightly to reflect recent events. This time the performers are...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-01-14.)</em></p></li>