Posts Tagged ‘Bush tax cuts’

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Fiscal Cliff Notes

    Nov 11, 12 • 189 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    There might be 2 ways to look at the fiscal cliff. Specifically, we can focus on tax increases and spending cuts: Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expire Affordable Care Act taxes: kick in   Spending Cuts Emergency

  • Uncertainty can slow economic growth.

    Economic Uncertainty

    Nov 7, 12 • 252 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    Uncertainty might impede economic growth. The research of several economists indicates that policy uncertainty foreshadows and might even cause slower economic activity. To prove their hypothesis, they created an Index of Economic Policy Uncertainty with 3

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    What is the Fiscal Cliff?

    Jul 11, 12 • 151 Views • Economic Debates, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    The fiscal cliff is composed of 8 tax and spending events. Permitting all to occur might be the equivalent of jumping over the edge in an economic dive. Tax Increases Bush era tax cuts: expire 2010-2011 2% payroll tax cut: expires Affordable Care Act taxes:

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    Mankiw and Colbert

    Oct 29, 10 • 184 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, GovernmentNo Comments

    For some smiles and econ also, the following links are fun. It all began with Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw’s NY Times op-ed column on higher tax rates. Explaining, he said that $1000 wisely invested, with no taxes, became $10,000 in 30 years. By