The Price of Corruption, Unemployment, Indiana scores high on the Cato Index and Hicks discusses Gruber comments

  1. From the New York Times: “One Iraqi general is known as “chicken guy” because of his reputation for selling his soldiers’ poultry provisions. Another is “arak guy,” for his habit of enjoying that anis-flavored liquor on the job. A third is named after Iraq’s 10,000-dinar bills, “General Deftar,” and is infamous for selling officer commissions.” How much does corruption reduce governments and companies effectiveness? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/world/middleeast/graft-hobbles-iraqs-military-in-fighting-isis.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
  2. The Bureau of Labor Statistics came out with the unemployment numbers on Friday. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm The US has an unemployment rate of 5.8%. Georgia has the highest unemployment rate at 7.7%. Some of the lowest states are Nebraska (3.4%), North Dakota (2.8%), and South Dakota (3.3%).
  3. Indiana and Pence score high on Cato Index: http://inpolicy.org/2014/11/king-indiana-and-pence-score-high-on-cato-index/
  4. Mike Hicks on MIT Economist Gruber and the intelligence of the voting public: http://commentaries.cberdata.org/761/thank-you-professor-gruber
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