Tag: General Motors
William Shughart | Saturday January 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM PST | 2 Comments
A story by Matthew Wald in the New York Times on January 9th demonstrates the poverty of governmental attempts to pick “winners” in the realm of green technologies, the wasteful subsidy programs supporting that policy goal and the huge costs for the private sector of being unable to march to Washington’s tune. Among its...
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Tags: Agriculture, alternative, cellulosic biofuel, corporate welfare, Corporatism, Department of Energy, Energy, Environment, EPA, General Motors, Government subsidies, green energy, Mercantilism, Regulation, renewable energy
Lindsay Boyd | Monday March 21, 2011 at 5:32 PM PST | 0 Comments
MyGovCost.org Director and Independent Research Fellow Emily Skarbek was a guest on the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News podcast. Click to listen to her commentary on the roots of our current spending crisis, what’s at stake in the Congressional budget war, and how to use the Institute’s very timely and user-friendly Government Cost...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Chrysler, Economics, Emily Skarbek, Employment, federal bailouts, Federal Reserve, federal spending, General Motors, Government Cost Calculator, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Great Recession, Heartland Institute, Inflation, Money and Banking, National Debt, Obamanomics, spending crisis, TARP, Taxation, Unemployment, William Shughart
Randall Holcombe | Thursday August 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM PST | 6 Comments
President Obama says “We expect taxpayers will get back all the money my administration has invested in GM.” As I write, GM is planning an initial public offering of stock (IPO) to raise money to pay back “...the money [President Obama’s] administration invested...” As an aside, I do like the way the president takes...
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Tags: Bailouts, corporate welfare, Corporatism, Corruption, Economics, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Government subsidies, initial public offering, IPO, Labor, Mercantilism, Nationalization, Obama bailout, Politics, Presidential Power, Privatization, Social Security, Socialism, taxpayers, UAW, United Auto Workers
Robert Higgs | Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM PST | 2 Comments
I was interviewed recently by Angel Martin for Libertad Digital, an interesting Spanish website. The interview was posted today. Topics discussed include the recent financial debacle, the current recession, the government’s recent policy actions, and several related, more general subjects, such as “regime uncertainty” and U.S. foreign policy. For those who might be interested...
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Tags: 9/11, Afghanistan, AIG, American History, Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Bush administration, Business, capitalism, carbon emissions, Chrysler, Corporatism, Economics, Fannie Mae, Federal Reserve, Freddie Mac, Free Market, GDP, General Motors, gold standard, Government subsidies, Great Depression, health care, Housing, Insurance, Iraq, Keynesian economics, Liberty, Mercantilism, Middle East, Military, monetarism, Money and Banking, Obama, Politics, property right, Regulation, Taxation, The State, United Auto Workers, War, War in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, war on terrorism, World War II
David J. Theroux | Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 9:55 PM PST | 0 Comments
Syndicated columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry’s provides an incisive and hilarious, month-by-month review of the year 2009, “Dave Barry’s year in review: 2009.” As he begins: It was a year of Hope—at first in the sense of “I feel hopeful!” and later in the sense of “I hope this year ends soon!” It...
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David J. Theroux | Monday June 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM PST | 0 Comments
Here is “Uncle Jay” this week on Obama’s new corporatist GM (a.k.a., Government Motors) and nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court:
Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Business, corporate welfare, Corporatism, Economics, Employment, Fascism, General Motors, Humor, Labor, Nationalization, North Korea, Politics, Presidential Power, Racism, Socialism, Sonia Sotomayor, The State, U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, Video