Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    The Tip of the Iceberg?

    Mar 26, 10 • 99 Views • Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Growth or a safety net? Thinking at the margin, an increasing number of European policy makers are debating a change. The result is a classic economic dilemma. Unemployment and medical insurance, pensions, licensing protections, and job guarantees can...

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    Mandate Broccoli?

    Mar 17, 10 • 115 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What if there was a miracle food that helped fight colds, prevent cancer, heart disease, and cataracts, and fostered healthy bones? According to several non-medical web sites, there is one. It’s broccoli. And what if another...

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    Euro Matters

    Mar 9, 10 • 120 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Said to have been one of the least-prepared countries to transition to euro cash, Greece was an original participant in the euro launch on January 1, 2002.  In the first major euro robbery, in Athens, a gunman ran off with 76,000 euros...

  • Taxing Issues

    Mar 8, 10 • 118 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    How much should government spread the wealth?  In a recent speech, Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw gives an answer by focusing on two issues. The first issue involves the facts:  Beginning with a Warren Buffett story, Dr. Mankiw then...

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    The Economic Significance of BRIs

    Mar 7, 10 • 86 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    When slicing a bagel, most people use a knife.  Others prefer the bagel guillotine or the Brooklyn Bagel Slicer.  With annual sales near 80,000, the bagel guillotine has been described as “history’s most successful bagel-controlling...