Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

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    Fashion Rules

    Jun 18, 10 • 145 Views • Economic History, RegulationNo Comments

    If Miuccia Prada sees a vintage designer jacket that she likes, she can copy it. She can even replicate it exactly and call it a Prada. Illegal? No. And yet, if Michael Lewis included a page from another writer’s book, he would be accused of violating...

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    Feb 26, 10 • 115 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Seeing current concerns about the money owed by Greece, I wondered about her past record.  Until 1932, it was not good.  The first report of Greece defaulting on her debt was during the fourth century B.C.  At the time, ten Greek municipalities...

  • The Debate Between Equality and Efficiency

    Feb 13, 10 • 79 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Speaking about the current political climate in “The Populism Problem”, James Surowiecki, New Yorker columnist, cites our contradictions: • Solve unemployment but cut the deficit • Implement health care reform but limit government •...