econlife on ‘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.
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]
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]