Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    A Tale of Two Euro Zone Countries

    Sep 14, 11 • 530 Views • No Comments

    Saying, “It is a small step for the euro zone and a big step for Estonia…” the Estonian prime minister celebrated his country’s formal entry into the Western economic world. On January 1, 2011, Estonia switched from the kroon to the......  [read more]

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    Can We Afford to Change the US Postal Service?

    Sep 12, 11 • 565 Views • 1 Comment

    There are so many reasons not to change the US Postal Service. For tough to reach rural communities, post offices are conveniently located. For homebound elderly, 6-day dependable prescription delivery is crucial. USPS workers have been promised generous......  [read more]

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    A New Drachma?

    Jun 23, 11 • 605 Views • No Comments

    According to a 2002 BBC report, Greece was the least prepared to make the switch to the euro in 2002. During the transition only 1/6 of all businesses in Greece had received their euros. Now, Greece remains a dysfunctional euro nation. Can it leave? Not......  [read more]

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    Indicators of Political Unrest

    Jun 12, 11 • 872 Views • No Comments

    Is political upheaval fueled by corruption? Low GDP per person? Less democracy? This Economist interactive indicator lists 9 variables. Together they add up to 100%. But the question for readers is how to weight the variables. Which ones could......  [read more]

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    Iowa and New Hampshire

    Jun 8, 11 • 498 Views • No Comments

    Knowing that ethanol subsidies drive up the price of corn and might even harm the economy, presidential candidates tend to support them. Why? Iowa. Which early voting states receive more federal dollars after a primary election? Probably not New Hampshire.......  [read more]