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Archive for June, 2009

Menu Planning With CSPI

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

It must be getting close to lunchtime… I want to go eat ALL OF THIS! Take Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger. Heaven knows, it’s tough to put a new spin on burgers. And quesadillas—two largetortillas stuffed with cheese—have made it big on appetizer menus. Mix them together and you’ve got the Quesadilla Burger—a beef patty plus cheddar […]

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You Can Tax My Beer When You Pry It From My Cold Drunk Hands!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Now it’s personal: Consumers in the United States may have to hand over nearly $2 more for a case of beer to help provide health insurance for all. Details of the proposed beer tax are described in a Senate Finance Committee document that will be used to brief lawmakers Wednesday at a closed-door meeting. Taxes […]

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Agree Now, Or Your Regulator Will Make You Agree Later

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Interesting notes that Judicial Watch has gotten hold of from Paulson/Bernanke’s offer they can’t refuse back in October. It’s the talking points from the meeting… “Strongarm” would be an understatement: We plan to announce the program tomorrow–and–that your nine firms will be the initial participants…. This is a combined program (bank liability guarantee and capital […]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, June 1st, 2009

When I posted the below open thread, one of the data points used to suggest things were actually recovering was a rise in income that was 0.6% higher than expect (and actually positive — expectation was negative). But it appears that this might be an anomaly brought on by our Congress. From The Big Picture: […]

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Monday Open Thread — DoubleDip?

Monday, June 1st, 2009

All, if you’ve been reading me for any extended period of time, you know that I’m a bit of a Cassandra when it comes to the economy. I think the fundamentals are f***ed, and that this little lull of stock market strength is the calm before the storm. I have a lot of reasons to […]

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Education Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Kevin Drum recounts a tale of a specific charter school that has had excellent results. He unwittingly makes a good argument for school choice: In a nutshell, this story explains pretty well why I like charter schools [snip] So I say: fine. If there are some parents who want their kids to go to schools […]

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