Daily Glimpse March 4, 2012


Daily Links From Glimpse From a Height

  • Consequences of the Decline of the Dollar
    Even the Indians are noticing.  We got away with abusing our position as the world’s reserve currency in the late 60s and 70s, mostly because there weren’t any alternatives.  Our GDP was then, as it is now, about 25% of the world’s output.  But despite a challenge from Japan, the Yen was never going to […]
  • Another Look At Shale Subsidies
    Drawing some different conclusions: Indeed, once we acknowledge the shale gas case as a government success, not a failure, it offers a powerful basis for reforming present clean energy investments and subsidies. Federal subsidies for shale gas came to an end, and so should federal wind and solar subsidies, at least as blanket subsidies for […]
  • U.Va. Wins One
    Sadly, not on the court, but in court: Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that the University of Virginia cannot be compelled to provide information in investigations under the state’s Fraud Against Taxpayers Act because the university and other state agencies are not considered “persons” under the act. The ruling ended Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s high-profile […]
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