Monday, February 14, 2011

Cruising the Web

There are quite a few myths out there about the litigation to roll back parts of Obamacare. Some of those myths are being perpetuated by President Obama and the media. Here's a debunking of such myths.

Michael Barone points
to a statistic about European countries. The larger the number of men living at home with their parents, the more that the markets judge that the risk that that country will default on its sovereign debt. He thinks it is a sign of irresponsibility in the citizenry. There might, however, be a question of causality here - men might be living with their parents because the employment picture in the country is so poor that they can't get jobs, thus indicating that the country's economy is so poor that default is more likely.

J. Christian Adams reports
on how the Holder Justice Department is slow-walking responses to Freedom of Information Act requests from conservatives while rushing through requests from its political allies.

Nicholas Sarkozy joins the anti-multiculturalism bandwagon. With three national leaders in Europe saying the same thing, perhaps the mood in Europe is turning.

Ethanol demands are doubling the price of corn. And that affects a large part of food prices.

Before westerners think of investing and getting involved in commerce in Russia, this is a story they should read.