Author Archives: Karl Marx

Left wing libertarian conservative.

Deval’s economic bet on biotech

Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $1 billion biotech package embodies an economic bet. It assumes that state government can successfully pull the levers of industrial policy; that state government, better than private investors, can pick winners. Will it work? What will happen if it doesn’t work? What happens if California becomes the ultimate destination? These are among the hard questions few…

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Best on-the-ground analysis of Huckabee’s victory goes to Byron York of National Review

As with most people I’m reading dispatches from the rubble in Iowa. Is it an earthquake as David Brooks suggests? I’m not sure how lasting Huckabee’s momentum will be going into libertarian New Hampshire. He’s got work to do. But Huckabee’s organization proved to be hard working and confident in Iowa and the former governor’s grasp of free media may…

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Best on-the-ground analysis of Huckabee’s victory goes to Byron York of National Review

As with most people I’m reading dispatches from the rubble in Iowa. Is it an earthquake as David Brooks suggests? I’m not sure how lasting Huckabee’s momentum will be going into libertarian New Hampshire. He’s got work to do. But Huckabee’s organization proved to be hard working and confident in Iowa and the former governor’s grasp of free media may…

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What is the purpose of a rainy day fund?

Writing in the Milford Daily News Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee belittles a GOP proposal that would set aside $450 from the state’s rainy day fund for local aid to cities and towns. He calls the plan a gimmick. Not all of the chairman’s points are without merit but he fails to answer…

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