Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    Mandate Broccoli?

    Mar 17, 10 • 305 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Euro Matters

    Mar 9, 10 • 312 Views • No 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...  [read more]

  • Taxing Issues

    Mar 8, 10 • 279 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    The Economic Significance of BRIs

    Mar 7, 10 • 240 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    California and Greece

    Feb 23, 10 • 271 Views • No Comments

    An SAT question:California: US = Greece: EU. California and Greece are similar because…1. California and Greece have debt problems.2. Both have government employees with salaries and massive pension liabilities that they have to cover.3. Both would...  [read more]