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Brian Gongol

October 20, 2008

The Future Some conditional predictions
In the spirit of the Future Scale, here are some conditional predictions for the medium-term future:

Bullet point If the Democrats gain control of the White House and Congress and subsequently reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, religious conservatives will use it against them in unexpected ways.

Bullet point If income taxes are raised on those making between $100,000 and $1,000,000 per year, the effect will be to discourage people aspiring to those incomes more so than to discourage those actually earning those incomes.

Bullet point If dramatic changes and labor adjustments don't happen soon at the Big Three Detroit automakers, at least one of them won't be around in recognizable form within ten years.

Bullet point If the US doesn't stop adding to the Federal debt, creditor nations are going to use that debt as a tool of political leverage against us. China, for instance, isn't going to institute the labor and environmental standards our government might request if we still owe their government hundreds of billions of dollars.

Water News Iowa Department of Agriculture offers clean-water funds to communities