Republican presidential field shows diverse views on foreign policy

Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks Undisclosed $13B

Irish nominee to EU court rejected over debt error

RI Supreme Court won’t take up pension case

Collective Bargaining Weakens Cities

    Robert Costrell at the Wall Street Journal (via Google): In the heated debates over government collective bargaining, a simple fact is often lost: Benefits for teachers and municipal workers are often more expensive than they are for state employees, let alone for workers in private business. The disparity between runaway local costs and more restrained state benefits is the key rationale—often misunderstood—for the efforts of Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio and other states to limit local collective bargaining over benefits.


  • Posted: 11/23/2011
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Supercommittee co-chairmen announce failure

    The Hill: Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said that “after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.”


  • Posted: 11/21/2011
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Go Straight To Law School

Spain speaks: conservative opposition wins in landslide victory (video)

Boehner blames Obama for failure of supercommittee to reach a deal

    The Hill: “The President designed a political strategy that doomed the committee to failure first by insisting the committee include $450 billion of his failed stimulus policies in any agreement, making deficit reduction much harder and second by issuing a veto threat warning he would not accept an agreement that did not include a job-killing tax increase,” the memo obtained by The Hill states.


  • Posted: 11/21/2011
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Why Conflict with Public Unions Will Continue

Usury is Like Contraception: “Another Sin We Don’t Want to Hear About” | Crisis Magazine

Ron Paul: European Debt Crisis Threatens the Dollar

America’s $15 Trillion Debt Nightmare | Heritage Foundation

Congress approves minibus spending bill, sends to Obama

Congressional leaders say they’re not ready to take over supercommittee talks

The next financial crisis will be hellish, and it’s on its way – Fed levered 51-to-1

GOP leaders preparing rank-and-file for deal on new tax revenues

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt increase

Law School Is a ‘Sucker’s Bet’ in Down Economy, Hedge Funds Say

With supercommittee deadlocked, leaders Reid and Boehner meet

No Country for Young Men (or Young Women)

    The Atlantic: Two months ago, I posed the question, Who’s Had the Worst Recession: Millennials, Gen-Xers, or Boomers? A Pew analysis of Census data released yesterday makes a strong case that it’s the youngest generation that faced the worst of the economy — and that’s even before the recession started. To review the litany of shocks visited on Generation Y, or the Millennial Generation, I’ll break it down into employment, income, and wealth. You could argue that the youngest generation has had it worst in all three categories.


  • Posted: 11/14/2011
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Dems Walk Away from Super Committee

    The Sean Hannity Show: Senator Rand Paul exclusively has JUST told Sean that not only are Democrats rejecting offers put on the table, but now they won’t even continue to negotiate and have “walked away from the table…refusing to talk to the Republicans.”
    Paul warns the American people that this is all about Obama’s reelection, and the taxpayers livelihood is of no concern to Obama and the Democrats.


  • Posted: 11/09/2011
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Europe’s Entitlement Reckoning: From Greece to Italy to France, the welfare state is in crisis.

Voters Are Angry, Especially at Congress and Bailed-Out Banks

It’s time to bring our cash home

US wealth gap between young and old is widest ever

U.S. Approaches $15 Trillion Debt Limit

As Athens Debates Bailout, EU Weighs Greek Exit

Debt Increased $203 Billion in Oct.–$650 for Every Man, Woman and Child in America

Markets fall on as Greece announces referendum on euro bail-out

The Hard Business Problems Facing U.S. Law Faculty

Fury in Germany after Greek referendum call

Law Schools are Not in Crisis

What’s Marriage Got to Do with the Economy? Learning from Demographics

Boehner rejects Dem debt proposal

Civil disobedience in Greece grows over austerity

EU deal sparks union outrage in Italy

South Korean credit policies responsible for increased trafficking and prostitution in the U.S.?

Congress responsible for dramatic increases in costs of education

Greece: stocks up but opposition blasts debt deal

Public College Costs Surge 8.3 Percent

Analysis: College costs shift to families

A Long, Steep Drop for Americans’ Standard of Living: Collective Net Worth Down 8.6% since 2007

Law schools pressed to tell the truth on job placement, debt

A New Spending Record: Washington had its best year ever in fiscal 2011.

Housing Bubble Jr.: Young Americans mortgage their future.

    WSJ.com: You can see why young people like Taylor would feel aggrieved. Growing up, they were told they needed a college education as a ticket to a productive life. Now they find themselves deeply in debt, their employment prospects limited in the Obama economy. So they’re lashing out at the banks that hold their debt and at the corporations that have made a college degree into a license to hunt for a job.


  • Posted: 10/20/2011
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Ron Paul: Blame the Fed for the Financial Crisis

ObamaCare’s Loan Survivor: The enslavement of young Americans, economic growth, and population

A Long, Steep Drop for Americans’ Standard of Living

Student loans outstanding will exceed $1 trillion this year | USATODAY.com

House Democrats warn supercommittee against cuts

Pat Buchanan: The End of Pax Americana?

Nearly Half of U.S. Households Receive Government Benefits

Funds for Small Businesses Used to Repay Bank Bailout

Survey: CEOs of big companies foresee less hiring

Calculating the Market Price of Public Sector Pension Liabilities: Public Debt 3x

House GOP wants to cash out dollar bill, Mass. Senators oppose to protect special interest

    The Hill: Schweikert said his bill would save billions of dollars over the next few decades by transitioning to a dollar coin in four years, or as soon as $600 million worth of dollar coins are in circulation. Schweikert said 3 billion paper dollars are shredded every year, and the constant need to destroy these dollars and create new ones is a cost the government can no longer bear.


  • Posted: 09/28/2011
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  • Source: thehill.com

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State Lawmakers Pump Up Pensions – Their Own

    NCPA Policy Digest: More than 4,100 legislators in 33 states are positioned to benefit from special retirement laws that they and their predecessors have enacted to boost their pensions by up to $100,000 a year, a USA Today investigation found. Even as legislators cut basic state services and slash benefits for police, teachers and other workers, they have preserved pension laws that grant themselves perks unavailable to voters they serve or workers they direct.


  • Posted: 09/28/2011
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Spiegel: Obama’s Euro-Crisis Lecture Is ‘Pitiful and Sad’

Jobs Bill Is a Bailout for States; State Bankruptcies are not new

On spending, Congress can’t agree on easy stuff

In Galveston, an Alternative to the “Ponzi Scheme”

    NCPA Policy Digest: Government employees in Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties have controlled their private retirement plan for 30 years, called the Alternate Plan. They opted out of Social Security before Congress changed the law in 1983 to prevent others from withdrawing.


  • Posted: 09/22/2011
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Census: Recession taking toll on families

House rejects temporary spending bill over FEMA funding

    The Hill: The House on Wednesday afternoon surprised Republican leaders by rejecting a temporary spending bill allowing the government to operate through November 18, due to strenuous objections from Democrats who opposed cuts to a Department of Energy program in order to pay for more disaster funding, and members of both parties who favored more disaster funding than was in the bill.


  • Posted: 09/21/2011
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  • Source: thehill.com

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GOP might need Democratic votes on stopgap spending bill

New High: 37% Say Their Home Is Worth Less Than Remaining Mortgage Payments

Obama Vows Veto if Deficit Plan Has No Tax Increases

Obama on the Brink of Another Credit Downgrade

Bipartisan group of senators calls for deficit panel to ‘go big’

Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn’t create more jobs

China states price for Italian rescue

Eurozone crisis could rip EU apart: officials