Archive for October 18th, 2010

What Should Californians Learn About Pension Reform from the French?


Monday October 18th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:27pm PST   •   6 Comments

Despite the threat of another mass labor protest scheduled in France tomorrow, President Sarkozy is promising the modest increase in the standard retirement age from 60 to 62 will pass the legislature. Many of the French protesters are the students and youth—angry because they feel they are entitled to these “social protections”. Young people in the...
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The Ethanol Bailout: EPA Expands Industry Pork


Monday October 18th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:56am PST   •   0 Comments

As the Wall Street Journal reports in an article, “The Ethanol Bailout: EPA does the industry another big favor,” the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to expand the pork for ethanol producers: Scenes from a bailout: Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to make the ethanol lobby’s guaranteed “market” even larger. Shares...
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