Posts Tagged ‘deficits’

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    Naming the Weather

    Feb 9, 12 • 185 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, GovernmentNo Comments

    BMW had to apologize for bad weather.  It all began when their advertising agency decided to buy naming rights to a high-pressure area. Like hurricanes are named alphabetically in the U.S., high- and low-pressure weather areas that approach Central Europe

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    A Unique Gift Idea

    Dec 10, 10 • 173 Views • Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Would you like a bus stop named after you? In Chicago, you could do it. The message here is that naming opportunities have been created in order to raise money for municipalities. You could catch a train at an AT&T subway stop in Philadelphia. Or, you

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    Tax Payers and Entitlement Receivers

    Sep 16, 10 • 162 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    I wonder if we should be concerned. Lecture 32 of “Thinking About Capitalism” from the Teaching Company looks at John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), James M. Buchanan (1919-  ), and Mancur Olson (1932-1998). Concerned with the impact of democracy

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    Making Macroeconomic Decisions

    Jun 30, 10 • 175 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo Comments

    One problem with macroeconomic policy is the inability to confirm that it does or does not work. With variables constantly in motion, an entire economy as your lab, and no way to keep anything constant, how to know if you are doing the right thing?  This

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    Choosing Means Refusing

    May 11, 10 • 189 Views • Economic Debates, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In yesterday’s Washington Post, Robert Samuelson reminded us that most developed nations will have a growing proportion of senior citizens. Comparing 2005 and 2030, for Greece, the 65 and older group will increase from 18% to 25%, for Spain, from 17% to