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Back to the Future: CAFE > 40 MPG in 2016


Over at Eschaton there's a nifty little mention of this. The new national one-size-fits-all standards

will combine California’s tough new auto-emissions rules with the existing corporate average fuel economy standard to create a single new national standard, the officials said. As a result, cars and light trucks sold in the United States will be roughly 30 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient by 2016. Read below the fold...
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Welcome David Sirota to the single payer movement

It looks like Dave Sirota has joined the single payer movement. Since unlike the Corrente community, Sirota has national reach this is very good news. Hooray! Read below the fold...

Well said, General David M. Shoup

And well done, Mike for posting this quotation:

I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own -- and if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans. -- General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the Marine Corps 1960-63, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

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Tribes sue BIA on uncollected revenues from oil leases

Yet again. McClatchy, of course. Alaska Daily News:

An Inupiat Eskimo family says it is owed up to $200 million in unpaid rent after a major oil company siphoned oil from offshore Prudhoe Bay fields for years by using a drill site on the family's land.

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs should collect the unpaid rent and turn it over to the Oenga family, which 40 years ago acquired its Native allotment on the edge of the vast Prudhoe Bay oil field, the family said in a court filing this month.

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Good questions, perhaps with answers that are not simple

Bronte Capital has an interesting post on Japan and Korea as a controlled experiment in banking crises. Read the whole thing. It concludes:

Policy question: how do you ensure the creative destruction without putting the good bits of the real economy to the sword?

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Atheists suck

This I know, because the L.A. Times tells me so. Read below the fold...

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The Rose Garden: Obama Backed Off Social Security Push

The White House quietly sought to get the ball rolling on overhauling Social Security earlier this year, but it either abandoned or significantly downgraded the process under pressure from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and outside liberal interest groups, according to sources familiar with the stalled effort.

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"No one knows how to get decisions made" at Treasury, while White House fiddles with the web site



While Geithner has taken dramatic steps to address flashpoints in the economy, the work of carrying out those policies has bogged down because critical decisions about how to do so aren't being made, interviews with a broad range of federal officials show.

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Nice headline

"Now we know who kidnapped Josh Marshall"

Comment of the day, the week, the year from alert reader Spamlet over at TalkLeft: MoDo Lifts a Paragraph From Blogger. Haw. Read below the fold...

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Been one of those weeks

If you want more entrepreneurs, then support single payer

Look at the hoops an entrepreneur has to jump through! If you're starting a business, you should put all your energy into the business, not sussing out which health insurance parasite is going to suck the least!

And Obama's bubble-gum and baling wire experiment in public-private partnership is just going to add another layer of complexity, when simplicity is what's needed.

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Inequality in societies affects healthcare outcomes, other aspects of well-being

Review by Will Kymlicka, in The Globe and Mail.

Inequality makes us ill. And depressed. And violent,

"Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better" by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

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