Very sad. Excerpt:
President Nicolás Maduro ordered a military "occupation" of the company's five stores as he continues the government's crackdown on an "economic war" it says is being waged against the country, with the help of Washington.
2. A rare oped that disparages an economic impact study.
The analysis isn't perfect, however. The costs of creating energy, including waste disposal, is what gives energy job creation power. That and the reduction of energy prices. The author discounts that like it couldn't create an economic impact. It may not be a good thing, but it certainly creates an economic impact.
3. A list of Senators who made the same Obamacare promise. ("You can keep your plan")
Anybody of these people who are up for reelection in 2014 needs to hope this situation gets better fast.
4. Nice oped by Robert Samuelson on global warming
Pindyck sounds like a “global warming denier.” He isn’t. True, he thinks climate change and its adverse economic consequences could be wildly overstated. He also thinks they could be wildly understated.
5. Jayson Lusk asks whether we should ban beer.
If we apply the same logic the FDA used to justify banning transfats, then clearly beer must be also banned. Prohibition redux.