Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Lincoln’

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    Fiscal Policy: Mary Todd Lincoln and the White House Budget

    Feb 17, 13 • 239 Views • Economic History, Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    How much of the federal budget should be spent on the White House? Abraham Lincoln would have replied, “Not very much.” Commenting on his wife’s purchases he realized, “It would stink in the nostrils of the American people to have it...

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    Personality and Leadership

    Feb 1, 13 • 88 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Economic History, Education, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Thinking of human capital, leading politicians, successful pizza makers and top software sellers might be surprisingly similar. We can start with Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Associated with strong leadership, FDR’s style was assertive, bold,...