Interesting News from Elsewhere

Robert Rauschenberg, Surface Series #48 (from Currents), 1970.

Robert Rauschenberg, Surface Series #48 (from Currents), 1970.

  • The defunding of ACORN, which I was initially against, has led to the defunding of “‘any organization’ that has been charged with breaking federal or state election laws, lobbying disclosure laws, campaign finance laws or filing fraudulent paperwork with any federal or state agency.” I am for this, so I guess it worked out. I hope this doesn’t get changed in the process.
  • The Guardian ran an opinion piece that claims the United States under President Obama is losing its global leadership position.
  • Sarah Palin has popped back up on the scene. She is in Hong Kong giving the conservative economic spiel about free markets and deregulation. She also criticized the Obama Administration, but it’s an easy target lately (see above).
  • Paul Krugman’s massive article about macroeconomics is here. Professor Kamata mentioned it in PA880 and it is an interesting read.

The image is by Robert Rauschenberg whose work will be exhibited at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art until January 3, 2010.

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About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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