Archive for February 7th, 2011

Felonious Massage »

The Wall Street Journal reports that the State of Michigan will soon make practicing massage without a license a felony. In the age of Yelp, why the explosion of state licensure? After all, if a masseuse is no good, word will soon get around, and it’s difficult to comprehend, in any event, just how…
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Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein »

The pro-establishment, neocon line on the tremendous revolutionary events in Egypt has essentially been as follows: “Sure, Mubarak might be a brutal strongman, but he ensures stability. This is why the U.S. government has favored him—as a lesser of evils. Those trying to oust him from power have employed violence, and many in Egypt…
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Economic Growth: Incentives Matter »

President Obama spoke to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today (February 7), to try to encourage the CEOs of American businesses to do their share to reinvigorate the economy by investing, hiring, and matching what his administration has done through its various stimulus programs. In part, the president said, “As we work with you…
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