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An Icy Blast from the Past

December 6, 2009

Scanning through the Internet this morning I bumped into this Forbes article regarding the “Coming Ice Age” hysteria of the 1970s, relating it to today’s global warming hysteria.  The author, Gary Sutton, brings up a point I’ve been saying for a while — scientists live on funding, while politicians live on panic.  It’s the perfect [...]

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Had Enough of TARP? Here Comes BARF!

January 30, 2009

First, there was the “Troubled Asset Relief Program” (TARP) which was the first nauseating bailout last fall.  Well, tax-cheat and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has an idea about what to do now that TARP has not really helped get the markets moving:  what Liz Moyer calls “BARF”, or the Bad Asset Repository Fund!  Here’s the [...]

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