Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

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    Can the Post Office Deliver?

    Jun 26, 10 • 375 Views • No Comments

    Having just read a Washington Post article about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), I started thinking about its future. But first, its past: While we have had postal services since the 1600s, Ben Franklin transformed the system. Appointed Deputy Postmaster for......  [read more]

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    Fiscal Insight

    Jun 16, 10 • 385 Views • No Comments

    Picture this political cartoon: In some unknown ocean, a Chinese submarine confronts a U.S. navy vessel with the Chinese submarine captain saying, “Turn around or we sell all your T-bills.” The caption says, “Chinese sub threatens U.S.......  [read more]

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    Health Care Reform and Sausages

    Jun 7, 10 • 374 Views • No Comments

    Now that we have a health care reform bill, I wondered about the next step. After a law is passed, how are the provisions implemented? A recent Washington Post article provided the answers. The next step unfolds in government offices where staffers decide......  [read more]

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    Costly Legislation

    May 28, 10 • 373 Views • No Comments

    Looking at a recent NY Times article, whose title was, “Cost of Jobs Bill Leaves Some Democrats Leery,” I wondered whether the author realized just how many costs his discussion involved. If passed, the bill would extend jobless pay, provide......  [read more]

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    More Taxing Decisions

    May 21, 10 • 393 Views • No Comments

    Would you support a penny an ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages? According to the NY Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, the idea is becoming increasingly attractive to many municipalities. By putting on our economic glasses, we can better......  [read more]