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NetRight Daily: Today's Top News on NRN 

The Panic Bloom:  The U.S. could well be in the midst of a panic bloom. As noted by Gabor Steingart in 2006—brilliantly foretelling of the global economic crisis to come—right before a plant is about to die, it produces "one last batch of healthy shoots." These, he writes, "can hardly be distinguished from healthy plants." And so it is with the U.S. economic recovery that, some misguided analysts conclude is now fully underway.

Fishing the Free Markets:  I found a stretch of river with pools and pockets of easy-flowing water. After 20 minutes, I felt a strike on my line, and a brown trout surfaced in his struggle to free himself from the hook. I nearly had the trout to shore, but with one last thrash he freed himself and slipped back into the river.

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Daily Grind: The Panic Bloom 

The Panic Bloom
Is the U.S. economy in the midst of a healthy recovery, or is this the one last batch of healthy shoots before it wilts?

And They All Said, "Amen"
A special message from the Heavenly Host Committee to name Obama, "God."

Chronic Depression
With recoveries like this, who needs recessions?



Daily Grind: The Case of Patient Dumping in Chicago 

Away Goes Trouble Down the Drain
A controversial program at UCMC that Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarret helped to implement has resulted in numerous poor people having been denied care.

The Barstool Economist: The Disincentive to Work
When a recession hits, the first number everyone keeps a close eye on is the unemployment rate, but what the government does to try to combat this invariably fails on every level.

Too Hot Not To Note: Clunkers in Practice
The latest Wall Street Journal editorial shows why the "Cash for Clunkers" was one of the worst ideas ever from Washington.



NetRight Daily: Stimulating Our Way to Depression 

Stimulating Our Way to Depression:  In 1932, FDR had an opportunity to change the conventional way that governments deal with a recession.  His predecessor, Herbert Hoover, who also had a tendency towards central planning, had started the process.  Instead of allowing markets to correct themselves as they had in all the previous panics, as depressions were then called, both men instituted programs of government intervention.

Chicago Is Not the IOC's "Kind of Town":  How in the name of all that is good and just is Barack Obama supposed to bring lasting peace, true prosperity, and White House beer busts to the entire world if they won't even let him get in a little playtime in sweet home Chicago?

Congress Will Not Listen on Health Care:  It seems that our legislators, despite the thousands who showed up at their town halls to protest such measures,  despite the tens of thousands attending other TEA Parties across the nation all year and despite the millions attending various 9/12 rallies,  still do not understand the message the American people are sending. The American people want government to resume it's proper, Constitutional role.  For a good example, let's look at the current healthcare debate.

72 HoursIf a growing number of House members that signed a discharge petition for H. Res. 554 have their way, every single bill in Congress will be held for least 72 business hours Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) prior to passage for a mandatory review by each house.

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Mercatus Center - New Podcast: Economic Trends in the States with Bruce Yandle 

This week on the Inside State and Local Policy Podcast: Economic Trends in the States with Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean of Clemson University's College of Behavior Sciences and Professor Emeritus in the College of Economics and Mercatus Center Distinguished Scholar. In this podcast Dr. Yandle discusses:

Signs of the recession ending
Unemployment outlook in the US
What states will be the leaders in pulling us out of recession
Explanation of the new knowledge economy
Migration trends between states and the causes for movement between states


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Also, check out last week's podcast: Can New Jersey Reverse Course?


This podcast is a product of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  The Mercatus Center is an economic research center based in Arlington, Virginia.  The mission of the Mercatus Center is to promote sound interdisciplinary research and application in the humane sciences that integrates theory and practice to produce solutions that advance in a sustainable way a free, prosperous, and civil society.