Wagoner the DIP

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Following the departure of Rick Wagoner this week, many commentators were deriding President Barack Obama’s having micro managed GM. Even Saturday Night Live showed a skit where Obama is deciding the fate of competing manufacturers of cars…of lawn mowers…of plastic joke vomit. This view was funnier than, but tracked closely, the majority opinion. What does […]

Blue Collar Nation

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*Warning. True Story.** Well, the other day I awoke to find that the hockeymobile–an otherwise faithful companion and servant–had developed a flat tire during the night. I called AAA to see if they could provide some quick service and save my appointments for the day. They could. They sent a truck within twenty minutes, and […]

Venezuela and AIG

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Today the house has approved the retroactive tax on bonuses paid to highly-compensated individuals in companies that have gotten government stimulus money.   I understand that there are possible issues on constitutionality in such a bill, as it appears to approach “legislative punishment.”  (see http://dealbreaker.com/2009/03/is-the-aig-tax-constitutional.php for a layman’s view of the actual bill and its tests.) My […]