Forbes analyzes the current state of General Motors and expects it to need another bailout as its market share is steadily declining and stock price is plummeting. If the US sold the shares it owns in GM today, it would lose $16.4 billion. Where do you foresee this ending? Will GM recover or is this the beginning of a pipeline of subsidies?

On MSNBC’s program The Cycle, co-host Touré claimed Mitt Romney’s goal is the ‘n*gger*zation’ of the campaign. Is this Romney’s goal or is the left trying to insert race into the race?

After a short period of relief, gas prices are likely to reach record levels this year. What will you do to recover from the extra money spent to drive your vehicle?

Newsbusters argues media bias in the coverage of shootings as the most recent incident at the Family Research Council was perpetuated by an obvious liberal against a conservative group. Is the coverage really an example of bias or is it related to the comparative outcome of the event?

Finally, NPR brings us ‘Six Policies Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)’. Which would you implement (policies listed after the jump)?

One: Eliminate the mortgage tax deduction, which lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages. Gone. After all, big houses get bigger tax breaks, driving up prices for everyone. Why distort the housing market and subsidize people buying expensive houses?

Two: End the tax deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees. Neither employees nor employers pay taxes on workplace health insurance benefits. That encourages fancier insurance coverage, driving up usage and, therefore, health costs overall. Eliminating the deduction will drive up costs for people with workplace healthcare, but makes the health-care market fairer.

Three: Eliminate the corporate income tax. Completely. If companies reinvest the money into their businesses, that’s good. Don’t tax companies in an effort to tax rich people.

Four: Eliminate all income and payroll taxes. All of them. For everyone. Taxes discourage whatever you’re taxing, but we like income, so why tax it? Payroll taxes discourage creating jobs. Not such a good idea. Instead, impose a consumption tax, designed to be progressive to protect lower-income households.

Five: Tax carbon emissions. Yes, that means higher gasoline prices. It’s a kind of consumption tax, and can be structured to make sure it doesn’t disproportionately harm lower-income Americans. More, it’s taxing something that’s bad, which gives people an incentive to stop polluting.

Six: Legalize marijuana. Stop spending so much trying to put pot users and dealers in jail — it costs a lot of money to catch them, prosecute them, and then put them up in jail. Criminalizing drugs also drives drug prices up, making gang leaders rich.

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