Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    Raising the Ceiling

    Jan 7, 11 • 294 Views • No Comments

    Calvin Coolidge once said, “Nothing is easier than spending the public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” The national debt did decrease when Coolidge was President. But then...  [read more]

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    Growth Stories

    Nov 20, 10 • 372 Views • 1 Comment

    Height is about more than how tall you are. When affluence grows, so too do people. Why? Height seems to correspond to economic growth.  Connecting height and economic growth, a wonderful New Yorker article from 2004 tells us that Americans grew taller...  [read more]

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    Deficit Denial

    Nov 16, 10 • 337 Views • No Comments

    According to 96% of the participants in a CBS News poll on the deficit, “We really don’t care.” Jobs were #1 and health care #2 with the deficit far behind. According to Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein, that is why “the...  [read more]

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    Economic Growth

    Jul 19, 10 • 438 Views • No Comments

    Did someone once say, where you look determines what you see? For evaluating the impact of federal spending, perhaps that is the problem. Some economists emphasize the connection between federal spending and the change in GDP (national production)....  [read more]

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    A Federal Workers Cost Cutting Contest

    Jul 10, 10 • 303 Views • No Comments

    Last year’s winning idea for the second annual federal worker’s cost cutting contest (SAVE) was from A Department of Veterans Affairs employee. Scheduled for the fiscal 2012 budget, the suggestion will save a projected $14.5 million by 2014 by...  [read more]