Daily Archives: 15 January 2009

The return of the Worldview Web Roundup

After a long hiatus (I published the last one in), the Worldview Web Roundup returns, granted in a different format.

The purpose of this post is to present Worldview readers with a concise list of news and information items that caught my attention during a particular period. Certainly, this list represents my interests, point of view, and biases, but it also represents a place to start who do not want to do the volume of reading I regularly do.

And without further ado, the list: […] Continue reading

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How does a government create jobs?

One of the predominant promises of the trillion dollar and growing stimulus package demanded by Barack Obama and being developed by Congress is the idea that the government is going to create three million jobs through the investment of money secured by the government through borrowing. Unfortunately, this idea, like most of the rest of the idea that the government can stimulate the economy by spending money it has taken out of it or has secured by taking on debt, is untrue.

I see three basic problems with the government creating jobs premise as it is being presented in the stimulus package: […] Continue reading

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A Historical View

Via Jules Crittenden, British historian Andrew Roberts provides one of the first relevant views on how history will judge George W Bush. It’s interesting to note that the British seem to be getting the point first. A relevant paragraph on … Continue reading

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Attention everyone!

The United States is preparing to withdraw its forces from Iraq in as little as 16 months from January 20, 2009. Please make sure that al Qaeda in Iraq, and the Sunni and Shia militias know so that they can effectively prepare for said departure. While we’re at blabbing our military plans to our enemies, let’s leak and publish units, locations, and timeframes for that withdrawal. […] Continue reading

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