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Mitt isn’t running

This morning, Mitt Romney officially announced that he isn’t running for president: Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run — a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates. “After putting considerable thought into making another run […]

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Erin Murphy’s spin

If there’s anything that Erin Murphy knows how to do, it’s spin the DFL’s BS. Here’s a perfect example of that ‘ability’ showcased: Income inequality knows no geography. Fostering divisions regionally means less action to restore middle class. 1/2 #mnleg — Erin Murphy (@epmurphy) January 26, 2015 #MNGOP‘s “restore balance” message can’t cover up actions […]

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Green Energy, Rent Seeking, Corporatism, and Unintended Consequences

Georgia Power is building a nuclear power plant. That would be good if they foresaw making a legitimate profit from it. It doesn’t sound like it. Georgia Power says the Vogtle project creates lots of jobs and buys lot of building materials.  The same could be said about the construction of a large pyramid. The […]

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The Road to Hell

We’ve kind of gotten away from Bill Whittle lately. No reason, I just haven’t been paying attention (Shame on me!). But I don’t like making excuses, and I do like Bill, so here’s his new one: The Road to Hell.   It’s important, I think, that neither Bill nor I am doubting that the people […]

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The Industrial Revolution: Why Britain Got There First

This has been lying around here for a while but, it’s pretty interesting material. Stephen Clarke writing in History today tells us there are three predominate theories as to why Britain was the first country to industrialize. Underpinning my analysis is the recent work of Professor Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History at […]

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Bakk, DFL vs. Daudt, small businesses, MNGOP

This MPR article highlights the distinct differences between the DFL’s and the MNGOP’s priorities. Check this out: Minnesota Senate Democrats want free education at the state’s two-year colleges, loan forgiveness for rural doctors and dentists and a program to link up career-minded students with employers in need of skilled workers. Their initial batch of bills […]

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