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MamaLiberty

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Much more regulation coming
« on: January 08, 2009, 09:39:11 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090108/pl_nm/us_usa_obama_regulatory_1
Obama to name law professor as regulatory czar: report
 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama will name Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law School professor who pioneered efforts to design regulation around the ways people behave, as regulatory czar, the Wall Street Journal reported.
A report on WSJ.com said Sunstein would head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, overseeing "regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration."
The Journal cited an unidentified Obama transition official for the report.
"Obama aides have said the job will be crucial as the new administration overhauls financial-services regulations, attempts to pass universal health care and tries to forge a new approach to controlling emissions of greenhouse gases," according to the report posted late on Wednesday.
It said that under President George W. Bush, the office has been dominated by officials "with a strong deregulatory bent."  (emphasis mine.... Oh sure!!)
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Claire

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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 10:04:31 am »

Oy flipping vey.

Sunstein is also one of the two creators and promoters of that Orwellian-Frankensteinian conception, "libertarian paternalism."

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-thalerandsunstein2apr02,0,3730262.story

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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 12:28:59 pm »

Indeed, which is what caught my eye.

Can we just skip '09 - 12?

{looking hard for a probability broach...}
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 12:34:41 pm »

what do you think will change in 2012?
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 12:36:01 pm »

Oy flipping vey.

Sunstein is also one of the two creators and promoters of that Orwellian-Frankensteinian conception, "libertarian paternalism."

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-thalerandsunstein2apr02,0,3730262.story

Claire

Wow, I was okay with the 'choice architecture' premise, but his examples of "real world" application are appallingly *not* that.
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 12:46:45 pm »

And here I thought that the government couldn't get any worse than under Geo W Bush.  ;-)
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 01:03:17 pm »

PJ,
when talking government, it'll always get worse,
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 01:11:09 pm »

what do you think will change in 2012?

The calculated orbits of 1998 HE3, 2007 PA8, 2005 GO21, and Toutatis which have their closest approach in 2012. I'd suspect it's unlikely that the current calculations take into account the unanticipated and extended solar minimum that the Sun is currently experiencing.
Solar wind blows at 50-year low

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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 01:52:59 pm »

what do you think will change in 2012?

Well, we have to look out of the bunker at some point, don't we? LOL And I can't hold my breath any longer. :)

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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 07:46:08 am »

lookin' more like soylent green everyday. :puke:

we're all just a bunch of rubes, trailer trash, rednecks and toothless idjits, so we need the goobermint to he'p us'ns. 

Or didn't you all hear?

Amerikans voted for it.  They're gonna get it.  The first ones to whine about it will be the ones that voted for this tripe. :sheep:

Who's gonna save us from this lunacy?  Hint:MBR may be req'd, that is if you have the chutzpah to keep it.
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Re: Much more regulation coming
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 10:57:05 am »

SF author Ben Bova opines on new administration.

Ben Bova: ‘Foxes’ in government, war on drugs

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There’s an old adage about the foolishness of asking a fox to guard the henhouse. Yet in many areas of public policy, that’s exactly what we’ve done. The politicians who make decisions about how our government runs are not doing the job we want them to do.

Like foxes at the henhouse, they’re doing what’s best for themselves, not for us.

For example, President Barack Obama’s nominees to several high-level administration posts have been found to be not quite on the straight and narrow.

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