Archive for December 5th, 2010

Measuring the Effects of the Stimulus – Peter Suderman

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

But his tentative conclusions lead to the second problem, which is value. Even if you find that the stimulus did create jobs, then the question becomes: Were the results worth the price? The findings in Wilson’s study suggest that they weren’t.

Glenn Reynolds: Obama presidency turns government up to 11

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

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Tide ebbing for ethanol? – Vincent Carroll

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

This is stunning: “Producers of ethanol made from corn receive 73 cents to provide an amount of biofuel with the energy equivalent to that in one gallon of gasoline.” That’s 73 cents in federal tax subsidies, says the Congressional Budget Office – or 45 cents for every gallon of ethanol blended into gasoline.

NY Post – Chris Christie says he’ll fight what looks like political payback by the Obama administration aimed squarely at New Jersey’s popular Republican governor

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

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New York – Recount Finds 195,000 Votes Were Missed on Election Night

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

A month after the Nov. 2 election, the board this week formally certified the results of a canvass of ballots cast on voting machines and counted about 1.3 million of them, 195,055 more – or about 17 percent more – than were counted on election night.