Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's the intention that counts

The Cato Institute vice-president David Boaz made an interesting, but not at all surprising point:

"I don’t know much about Arne Duncan, President-elect Obama’s choice to be Secretary of Education. But I do note this: In seven years running the Chicago public schools, this longtime friend of Obama was apparently not able to produce a single public school that Obama considered good enough for his own children."

Meanwhile, the New York Times story on Arne Duncan's appointment led off with this paragraph:

Arne Duncan, the Chicago schools superintendent known for taking tough steps to improve schools while maintaining respectful relations with teachers and their unions, is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice as secretary of education..."

Because, you know, it's a tough balance.

Also from the Cato blog, Daniel J. Mitchell attempts to explain the fundamental flaws of Keynesian economics that people everywhere are finding themselves enamored with.


Anonymous nils said...

thanks for sharing the video, it's laid out pretty simply

another good resource for alternative economic advice is: http://www.financialsense.com

it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know a ton of econospeak but their weekly radio shows have been pretty spot on about oil predictions, the american recession / depression etc...

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