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REAL or FAKE: Can you tell which of these government spending projects are real or fake?

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Published on Aug 12, 2010

Like this vid? Click http://apps.facebook.com/bankruptinga... to try our Spending #FAIL Map that has more on these projects and many others.
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Joke-telling robots, expensive walking tunnels, Blackberries for smokers, and training American prostitutes to drink responsibly. What do these things have in common? They're all questionable government spending projects in a time when our economy is struggling and people can't get jobs....or, maybe we just made them up.

Put yourself to the test. See if you can outwit the Rebel Economist before she stumps you. So what is it: REAL or FAKE?
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Want to learn more about the projects featured in the video, the waste in your state and hundreds more examples? (Even better: want to do something about it?) Try our Spending #FAIL Map, which allows you to choose the spending projects of your (dis)liking, share the facts with others on Facebook, and call and tweet your member of Congress: http://apps.facebook.com/bankruptinga...
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Want more of the Rebel Economist? Check out her channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/rebelecon...
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Sources for projects featured in the video:
http://www.research.northwestern.edu/...
http://www.wcjb.com/news/4125/3-4-mil...
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/tech...
http://prognosis.med.wayne.edu/articl...

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