Saturday, April 11, 2009

News for April 11 continues

Cities, states turn to fees to fill budget gaps: 'Streetlight user fees' among the new charges as governments get creative
What will they think of next?

News for April 11 - International Snippets

Aso's stimulus plan may spur economy at "massive" future cost (Bloomberg)
Oh you are not kidding, Mr. Prime Minister? But look at the figure. $153 billion. Though Japan's record, doesn't that look puny compared to what we (or some of us) have passed here?

Thai protesters force ASEAN summit cancellation (Reuters)
Boy they are fiery people.

Somali pirates seize Italian tugboat, 16 crews
They are on a roll.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Readings for the Weekend

Obama Stakes His Fortunes on Failed Banksters (Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg.com)

The Real Estate Bust Is Far From Over (Doug French, Lewrockwell.com)
(Just be patient, SRSers..)

FLY ON THE WALL:UNDERCOVER AT WAL-MART, THE HEARTLAND SUPERSTORE THAT MAY SAVE THEECONOMY

Banks Whining Over TARP Repayment (naked capitalism)

Pentagon Preps For Economic Warfare (Politico.com)
(War on drugs, war on terror, war on economy, war on .....)

Al-Maliki in Moscow seeks closer relation with Russia
(Hmmmm... Why are we fighting there anyway?)