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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009
 
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Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009

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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Ben Bernanke Must Go

Ben Bernanke’s four-year term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve System ends on January 31, 2010. In a story published on August 12 and headlined “Economists Call for Bernanke to Stay, Say Recession is Over”, Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Izzo writes that “economists are nearly unanimous” in recommending that President Obama reappoint Mr....
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More Stimulus: Insanity?

Warren Buffett says the economy is not recovering and we might need a second stimulus package to turn things around. In other words, what we did before isn’t working, so let’s do it again. Insanity has sometimes been described as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. When George W....
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Government Is Furiously Dancing the Two-Step

How do once-free people lose their liberty? The formula may be stated succinctly: crisis and leviathan. Alternatively, and somewhat more fully stated, the procedure for the government officials and their supporters who hope to gain by quashing the people’s liberties is (1) cause a serious crisis, thereby heightening the public’s fears, and (2) blame others...
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The Government’s Cure for Alcoholism—Whiskey, More and More Whiskey

For nearly a decade, Americans acted as though taking on more debt posed no problem. After all, they owned real estate, and all the experts told them that real-estate prices always go up. The mightiest magnates of finance acted as if they believed this stupid story—I say stupid because the merest child might easily...
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