March 28, 2009

Live Blog: TIB All-Stars: The Earth Hour Edition

Filed under: Economy,News from Other Sites,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:03 pm

From 7PM until whenever tonight, you can listen at Weapons of Mass Discussion (click on the TIB link at the right at WoMD).

We will not go dark during Earth Hour from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Far, far from it.

This post will (sort of) track the discussion. A more current tracking is at WMD’s related post.

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7:30 p.m. — Thanks to the POR Economy, the year during which Social Security will go negative (more benefits than receipts) is not 2017 any more. It’s 2011. Because of this, I believe the opportunity to do something about Social Security in terms of fixing it with private accounts is probably over. This is truly sad.

7:35 p.m.N-I-C-E. How Satanic.

7:45 p.m. — Back to SocSec: Here’s are the February 2009 results, showing that it went negative:

SocSecDeficit0209

Oh, and that $2 trillion? Those are IOUs from the rest of the government.

8:00 p.m. — Brunner’s criticism of Voinovich: You can’t make this stuff up.

8:01 p.m. — Food Stamp discussion. Related posts are at BizzyBlog and Pajamas Media.

8:27 p.m. — Human Achievement Hour is coming.

9:30 p.m. — Human Achievement Hour is done. Great discussion. Make sure you check it out at WoMD.

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