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Afghanistan is a policy black hole

This from Daily Beast:

“The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), an independent agency created by Congress to monitor U.S. spending in Afghanistan, has detailed the money wasted in the Afghan supply process in a series of audits focused on procurement of fuel and vehicle parts for Afghan security forces.

As of March 2013, the U.S. has spent (PDF) about $54 billion funding security forces in Afghanistan and $92 billion on reconstruction, agriculture, and other development projects, according to a SIGAR report.”

October 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New on income inequality – officially it’s getting worse

Janet Yellen,  Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, at a Conference of Economic opportunity and Inequality, made a speech, here and raised the hackles of corporate business.

October 20, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment