Posts Tagged ‘federal budget’

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    A VAT For Pretzels?

    Apr 18, 10 • 130 Views • GovernmentNo Comments

    The Senate just said “No” to a VAT. Disagreeing, Paul Volcker sort of said “Yes” when he observed that a VAT is “not as toxic an idea” as we once believed. Suddenly everyone seems to be talking about a VAT. Here...

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    The Impact of an Asteroid

    Mar 6, 10 • 111 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    From our “Economics is Everywhere” file:  Reviewing 20 years of research, a panel of 41 experts concluded that the asteroid that struck Mexico (at Chicxulub–chick-shoo-loob), 65 million years ago, extinguished the dinosaur...

  • Insecurity about Homeland Security Spending

    Jan 14, 10 • 110 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    I recommend looking at the 2005 American Enterprise Institute paper on homeland security spending at: http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/jmueller/DERUGY.PDF Providing insight about where, how, and why approximately $44 billion is being spent, the report...