Posts Tagged ‘deficit commission’

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    We Are Living Longer

    Mar 20, 11 • 95 Views • Gender gap, Government, HouseholdsNo Comments

    Using data for 2009 from death certificates in all 50 states, the national Centers for Disease Control has concluded that we are living longer. A male infant’s projected life span has risen .2 years to 75.7 while a female infant’s life expectancy...

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    How Much Should Grandma Pay?

    Jan 14, 11 • 89 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    When your Grandma gets her yearly physical, the doctor gets a check from the government. Did you ever wonder, though, who decides how much? Because she had to sign up for Medicare at 65, the market did not decide the price and neither did her doctor. Instead,...

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    What Should Government Pay For?

    Nov 13, 10 • 83 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Topping its front page with “CUT, RAISE, RAISE, LOWER, REPEAL, SCRAP, CUT, CUT,” The Wall Street Journal told readers some of the new deficit commission’s proposals. 1) For defense spending, the cut would be $100 billion. 2) The Social...