Day 69 – ARRA, Papers, and Photo Assignments

March 10, 2009

First, good news! The photo of blueberries I posted yesterday is being printed in a student literary publication on campus called The Tower Light. I will post a photo of it when it gets printed.

Tonight I went to a talk tonight that two econ professors gave about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus bill. Here are the main points: its economics effects are likely small, it adds to national debt, it does not address the underlying causes of the financial problem and sidesteps the underlying causes at a cost of almost $1 trillion, it is full of pork, waste, and malinvestment, it was passed within 14 hours of the final version being distributed, it expands size and power of government, which will hurt productive output, individual liberty, and the federalist system. I can explain these points in more detail if you ask me. I just wanted to give the outline of the talk here.

The rest of my week is going to be taken up by filling photo assignments for the newspaper and lots of reading and writing to finish classwork before spring break. It is so close, yet I have so much to do! By the way, I finally did all of my laundry today that I have been putting off for a few weeks. Everything is washed and ready for spring break!