Posts Tagged ‘California’

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    Higher Prices at the Gas Pump

    Aug 22, 12 • 430 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes 25 cents at the gas pump can make a huge difference. Economist James Hamilton explains why with his “rough rule-of thumb” correlation between the price of crude and gas at the pump. When crude increases by $10 a barrel, then the price of......  [read more]

  • The Sugary Beverage Debate

    More Soda Wars

    Aug 14, 12 • 388 Views • No Comments

    If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that is based on how many ounces of SSBs......  [read more]

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    High and Low Gas Prices

    Mar 16, 12 • 436 Views • No Comments

    Why is the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Wyoming close to $3.36 and New York, $4.00? Location and regulation. Wyoming produces oil, it refines it, and, its taxes are among the lowest in the country. Also because of good location and less......  [read more]

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    California and Kentucky

    Nov 20, 11 • 414 Views • No Comments

    Could we compare California’s relationship with Kentucky to Germany and Greece? Somewhat like Germany and Greece… California and Kentucky share the same currency. California has a more vibrant economy than Kentucky’s. Workers in California......  [read more]

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    California and Greece

    Oct 2, 11 • 435 Views • No Comments

    It is good to pay fire fighters and police officers generously. It is good not to raise taxes. It is good to give voters what they want and get re-elected. As Michael Lewis describes in Vanity Fair, San Jose, California did everything that was......  [read more]