US Presidential Election

The US presidential election involved timeless issues. While the election is over, the issues about fiscal and monetary policy and regulation remain topics for econlife.

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    Plane Train Competition

    Aug 16, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Should government subsidize a railroad? Our story starts during the 1970s when you could fly from New York to Washington, D.C. on the Eastern shuttle. Eastern left hourly (!) and guaranteed a seat to everyone who showed up for the flight. Imagine, coffee cup...  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Assessing Dodd-Frank

    Jul 23, 12 • 334 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago professor Luigi Zingales tells the story of being asked to tape his windows during a tornado watch in Boston. A similar mandate in Italy, he said, would mean that the brother of the mayor was in the tape business. Furthermore, when...  [read more]