Posts Tagged ‘California’

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    High and Low Gas Prices

    Mar 16, 12 • 672 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 • 608 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 • 690 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]

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    Amazon vs. California

    Jul 17, 11 • 728 Views • No Comments

    According to the Seattle Times, in 1996, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos said, “You have to charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a business presence. It made no sense for us to be in California or New York.”......  [read more]

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    A Budget Question

    Mar 14, 11 • 641 Views • No Comments

    Thought to have saved many lives, a Japanese early warning system sent a media alert seconds before the earthquake struck.  The system took 12 years to implement and cost close to $500 million. A similar warning system for the U.S. west coast is being......  [read more]