€urosclerosis: The Greeks have revolted

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Victory in Greek Election Roils European Debate Over Austerity Leftist Party’s Win Is Likely to Embolden Populist Movements Elsewhere in Eurozone By Marcus Walker | Jan. 25, 2015 8:33 p.m. ET BERLIN—For five years, Europe’s common-currency bloc has squabbled over whether the solution to its economic crisis lies in …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting!

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election Vote Results Could Determine Country’s Future as Eurozone Member By Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas | Updated Jan. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m. ET ATHENS—Greece’s radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed …

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In 2009, we told you that the best thing we could do for the economy was nothing at all. It looks like we were right.

From The Times of India: Japan’s Abe unleashes stimulus plan to spur growth AP | Dec 27, 2014, 06.53 PM IST TOKYO: Japan’s cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus on Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country’s precarious public finances. Prime Minister …

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What would happen in a private business that operated like this?

From MSN Money: Medicare Doles Out $45B in Improper Payments The Fiscal Times | Brianna Ehley | November 20, 2014 It’s not news that the federal government has a serious issue with improper payments. During each of the last five years, agencies have doled out more than $100 billion in erroneous payments from various major …

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We told you so! Obaminablecare adds to the deficit

Maybe the left find it stunning, but conservatives do not: Stunning New Report Finds Obamacare Adds $131 billion to Deficit Posted by Loren Long on Friday, October 24th, 2014, 4:08 PM In a report released this month, the Senate Budget Committee has found that the Affordable Care Act will add $131 billion to the federal deficit over …

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Comment rescue: Jason Scott on the Delaware Liberal

Jason Scott, the primary host of the Delaware Liberal, was claiming that The US Middle Class hasn’t gotten a raise during Tom Carper’s tenure in Congress, not that Senator Carper could have done anything about it. In a comment, Mr Scott wrote: After all these years that realization just hit me as I was writing …

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We told you so! Single-payer health care plans provide poorer care

The First Street Journal has pointed out, more than once, that the waiting list scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs medical care system was simply the common practice among single-payer health care systems in the developed world to contain costs. Americans are not used to such things, wanting, and expecting, and normally getting fairly …

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Your tax dollars at work

From The Washington Post: Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds By Jason Samenow | June 2 at 3:05 pm People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study. Female-named storms have historically killed more …

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Economics 101: The left love themselves some failed policies

Remember that famous headline? From The Wall Street Journal: Taking New York Back to the Bad Old Days For the first time since the near-bankruptcy of the 1970s, the city will borrow to pay for new obligations. By Fred Siegel and Nicole Gelinas | May 20, 2014 6:37 p.m. ET Who should worry the most …

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