Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

  • Random Snow Stories

    Feb 11, 10 • 155 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Property rights When you shovel a parking space, does it remain yours when you pull out? In Boston, if you shovel out your car during a snow emergency, the space is yours for at least two days. Just “reserve” it with a lawn chair or trash

  • PIIGS at the Trough

    Feb 9, 10 • 187 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Debt can be complicated. 1.National borrowing is good. It leads to growth and recovery. In 1792, Alexander Hamilton said that a national debt could be a blessing. In 1936, John Maynard Keynes said that debt was good. Each realized that using someone else

  • A Very Expensive Traffic Ticket

    Jan 30, 10 • 209 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Recently, in eastern Switzerland, an affluent driver who was exceeding the speed limit by more than 35 miles an hour received a ticket. The ticket sounds like a predictable penalty; the fine, however, was not. The fine totalled $290,000 because it was based

  • Some Medical History

    Jan 20, 10 • 160 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    late 1940s: Harry Truman proposed (unsuccessfully) what is now called a single -payer plan. Congressmen Richard Nixon and Jacob Javits supported (unsuccessfully) a government

  • A Sick Health Care Bill?

    Dec 26, 09 • 175 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Reading the Concord Colition’s 15 page assessment of health care reform provides a sound sense of the questions I would like to ask. 1. Does it matter that people who fund