Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend links

A looming black market?
  • President Obama has decided to impose tariffs on Chinese tires. Mark Perry, however, notes that this is a tax increase on American consumers. Big win for unions, not so much for the rest of us.
  • Germans are stocking up on incandescent light bulbs ahead of a looming ban. Because, you know, prohibitions have such a wonderful history.
  • The new head of the Senate Agriculture Committee is on the public dole.
  • Good news: free market reforms are thriving around the world. Just not here in the U.S. it seems...

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