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Public Finance, Unions, and Pensions Roundup 27June2011

GREECE? ISN’T THAT THING OVER YET? No, it’s not. Various parties are having fits over having to deal with reality, and I’m not just talking about the Greek populace. A vote is being taken on Wednesday (or at least, that’s … Continue reading

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Public Finance, Pensions, and Unions News Roundup 16June2011

No preface. Just jumping right into it. GREECE IS THE WORD Dammit, will they just default already? I guess the German banks (and others) don’t want to take the hit, but they’re going to have to eventually. I’m sorry, but … Continue reading

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We Ain’t Got the Money Of

Let me make this easy for everybody. We, the people, in the form of our various governments, have been making a variety of promises with dollar signs attached… where said dollars would be paid in the future. We do not … Continue reading

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D-Day Public Pensions, Finance, and Unions 6June2011

We’re not all about dick jokes and bitching about pretty people around here. Well, not only. WHERE ARE THE GOONS OF YESTERYEAR Glenn Reynolds notes that public union clerks don’t make for the most intimidating union muscle. Ah, instead of … Continue reading

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Three Day Hangover Public Pensions, Unions, and Finance Roundup 31May2011

Others had their weenie roasts. I’m eating pork barbecue. That’s the way we North Carolinians do it. (If I can find where Stu hid it in the fridge) PEOPLE ARE GETTING OLDER AND THAT MEANS STUFF Such as some people … Continue reading

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Sunday Chillin’ Public Pensions, Finance, and Unions 22May2011

Sippin’ on tea, the kids watching Dangermouse….got a little too much sun yesterday which doesn’t mesh well with someone as pale as I. Yeah, I’m logy. But these posts pretty much write themselves, don’t they? PUBLIC FINANCE AND THINGS FALL … Continue reading

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Public Pensions, Finance, and Unions 15May2011 Deadline Edition

It’s deep into publication deadline season for me (working on life reinsurance! Woo! This weekend! Awesome! Not!) so my editorial comments will be at a minimum. Yeah. Right. EUROPE Greece: their finances suck. Response? You know. The experts do not … Continue reading

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Public Pensions, Finance, and Union Spew 5 May 2011

Cinco de Mayo!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!! And you know what’s the perfect thing to kill the party spirit — yeah! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! Okay, kick it. UNIONS AND THEIR FRIENDS Washington Examiner opinion piece — Abuses Happen When Unions Have Government Friends. A letter: … Continue reading

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Mountains of Public Finance, Pensions, and Unions DOOOOOM 26April2011

For all that Monty has been doing his fiscal DOOM posts at AoS (and check them out, they’re good and depressing), I still claim I’ve been doing them longer (albeit focusing on the pensions stuff mainly). But there’s plenty of … Continue reading

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Easter Pensions, Unions, and DOOOOOOOOOOM 24April2011

Hallelujah! He is Risen! Guess what’s not? But the good news is that it will not require the Second Coming to fix this mess. Yeah, none of the below is particularly fun, happy, or joy joy joy…but all it will … Continue reading

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