An oft-repeated claim of the right is that government regulation of private industry stifles innovation, and it has a certain ring of truthiness to it. But, as with most things truthy, the truth often doesn’t play along.
Sulfur Dioxide pollution has significant externalities – acid rain, which often presents itself far far away from the site of the polluter. In this instance, regulation made this hidden cost effectively a real cost to the polluter – and so they innovated in the field of SO2 emissions reduction to figure out how to avoid the costs associated with SO2 pollution. […]Full Story... →
One of the problems with being the party in power is that the other party can blame you for everything that goes wrong.
So it is with the Rolls-Royce engine factory that isn’t coming to Ohio.
According to the PD, Rolls-Royce chose to locate the plant in Virginia because of that state’s “strong education system.”
If you wanna start blaming someone for that- maybe start with the Republicans who have been leading Ohio for the […]Full Story... →
Google recently announced that Ron Paul is the most-searched presidential candidate of 2007.
Sure he’s only polling at about 4% in swing states like Ohio- but all of that might be about to change when his campaign finally reveals…
The Blimp’s inaugural launch is scheduled for tomorrow morning- just in time for this weekend’s Ron Paul Tea Party ’07. The goal is to raise $10,000,000 in “the largest one-day political donation event in history”.
Ten Million bucks certainly should be enough money to keep his campaign going through […]Full Story... →
NEW YORK (CNN) — A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews saying “Happy Hanukkah,” a spokeswoman for the three said Wednesday.
“A Muslim-American saved us when our own people were on the train and didn’t do anything,” Adler said.
…might want to rethink and widen that whole “our own people” thing. 😉
I guess All?hu Akbar afterall.
(ht Jeff Hess)Full Story... →