Comments: Dean Baker Just Complains And Complains And Complains

I was foolish enough. And now, foolish me, I'm pissed.

Posted by Jonathan Versen at October 17, 2005 11:59 AM

It's a question of priorities, isn't it? I think underpants tariffs are way out of line. But then I'm a Distinguished Munsingwear Fellow at Pepperdine University.

Posted by Rotarian Sympathizer at October 17, 2005 12:22 PM

In general I agree with Dean Baker. Under current circumstances, information that has come to my attention states that 90% of the available crop of the basic raw material, star anise seed pods is ALREADY being used by Roche. Since this crop grows on a "small tree", getting more might take longer than just one growing season.

My source:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article319716.ece

Posted by mistah charley at October 18, 2005 02:33 PM

Well, the news here in Australia is reporting on a possible government plan to vaccinate our entire population within a few months, if the current human trials of a vaccine in Adelaide are successful.

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories has come up with a possible vaccine, courtesy of a prompt AUS$5 million grant from the Australian government.

Government working for the public interest, and all that.

Posted by floopmeister at October 18, 2005 10:08 PM