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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Industry by Industry Look at the Stimulus Failure

At Big Government, a comparison of the job gain forecasts by industry from the stimulus bill (1st column) with the actual jobs created/lost (2nd column).  Read the whole thing.




Mining
26,000 -14,000
Construction
678,000 -862,000
Manufacturing
408,000 -660,000
Wholesale Trade
158,000 -173,900
Retail Trade
604,000 -288,900
Information
50,000 -161,000
Financial Activities
214,000 -321,000
Professional and Business Services
345,000 -246,000
Education and Health Services
240,000 +473,000
Leisure and Hospitality
499,000 -86,000
Other Services
99,000 -71,000
Utilities
11,000 -11,400
Transportation and Warehousing
98,000 -143,500
Government
244,000 -64,000

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ancient Nubians Made Antibiotic Beer

Nelson found large amounts of tetracycline in the bones tested from the ancient population, which lived in the Nubian kingdom (present day Sudan) between 250 A.D. and 550 A.D. and left no written record.


Original Owners of GZ Mosque Site Rejected $18M, Sold Property for $4.8M

Details at HotAir's Green Room.

Labor Day stuff

Government to Deploy Broader Mortgage Aid

Article at WSJ.  Boy, do I feel like an idiot for just paying my mortgage all these years.