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According to several French newspapers, e.g. Liberation, the explanation is that the 2020 date was a typo. Plusieurs affiches sur le pass sanitaire indiquent une date au 20 janvier 2020, avant les premières mesures sanitaires en France. Elle est tout simplement due à une faute de frappe lors de la création du document, corrigée depuis. Several posters ...


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This appears to be true Tyranny of the Status Quo, by Milton Friedman and Rose D. Friedman, 1984, Pg. 115: Each recession has produced government spending programs supposedly as a temporary device to create jobs. But nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. Those programs have typically moved into high gear only after the economy was on ...


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Just a few additional references and context, to add to Joe W's answer: The 1981 tax cuts were enacted by the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, Public Law 97-34, signed into law by Reagan on August 13, 1981. The new income tax rates, including the new 50% top rate, are in Section 101 on page 176 of the volume. The previous 70% top rate had been enacted ...


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For the extra skeptics out there, another strong indication of this date being a mere typo is the name of the "anti Covid" app mentioned near the bottom of this PDF document: Téléchargez l’application TousAntiCovid If the French wiki page is to be trusted, V1.0 of the app was released on the 2nd of June 2020 under the name "StopCovid". ...


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@JoeW correctly pointed out that Milton Friedman did use that phrase. However he wasn't the first to use it. According to Google's book search, the oldest example that I could find is from the "Royal United Service Institution Journal" from 1888: I fear they will verify Lord Palmerston's saying, that nothing is so permanent as a temporary ...


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According to another, longer piece in the same newspaper (published on the same day), part of the answer is that mandatory winterization rules are still being drafted by the NERC: Last year, the North American Energy Reliability Corp. began crafting mandatory federal winterization rules for power producers. The process is lengthy, however, and could take ...


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No, this is not true the top tax bracket went from 70% to 50% for tax year 1981, 50% to 38.5% for tax year 1986 and 38.5% to 28% in tax year 1987. While it is true that these things did happen during his presidency he was not the one responsible for them. All tax bills (which all of this was) start in the house of representatives, are approved by both ...


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