Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday Links

1. John Goodman reports on free health care screenings, currently available at Sam's Clubs, and comments that  "In just three years you are going to be forced to buy insurance coverage for the very services Wal-Mart is giving away for free!"

2. Wendell Cox argues that land-use restrictions and planning policies like smart growth fueled property prices and became the engine of the housing boom and bust.

3. Tourism officials at Alabama beaches say taxes have been up for the past seven months and people are spending money on the beach at a higher level than before the recession hit in 2008.  

4. Scotts Miracle-Gro has long sold weed killer. Now, it's hoping to help people grow killer weed

5. China's cell phone pirates are helping to bring down Middle Eastern governments. 

6. Virginia state revenue collections increased 17.9% in May.

7. Kentucky’s general fund receipts in May rose 17.8 percent compared with a year earlier.

8. Stage is Set for Long Run-Up in Class 8 Vehicle Demand
(HT: Gary Lyle)

3 Comments:

At 6/15/2011 3:50 PM, OpenID Sprewell said...

Hmm, I had not heard of the Chinese cell phone pirates, the shanzai, before, very interesting. Engadget also just had a post on a Chinese mall where they stock up on parts and phones, with a lot of shanzai included. As long as they're able to avoid idiotic patent wars like this one today, I say good for them.

 
At 6/15/2011 4:17 PM, Blogger Bernie Ecch said...

Don't people go to the beaches as a substitute for vacations when times are tough? That's what I remember Stephanie saying in an episode of "Baywatch" when politicians wanted to cut the number of lifeguards employed.

 
At 6/15/2011 4:30 PM, Blogger DL said...

Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy may yet spare us from Obamacare.

 

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