Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

  • Silent Salons

    Feb 8, 10 • 148 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The Spanish Society of Authors (SGAE) receives a steady stream of income from Spain

  • Tiny Taxes…Big Results

    Jan 28, 10 • 142 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Journalists discussing the D.C. bag tax think they are on to something. 1.The small tax has a better chance of being passed. Seattle refused to accept a $.20 bag tax. D.C. said $.05 was okay. 2. Because of the tax, people perceive bags entirely differently.

  • Is the Market Ethical?

    Jan 12, 10 • 204 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, RegulationNo Comments

    Some people believe that government should control areas that we consider most valuable while others say precisely the opposite. The “war” between government believers and market believers was evident in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.

  • Cheap Health Care!

    Jan 2, 10 • 185 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A recent “Investor’s Business Daily” article includes a great graph. Downward sloping, the graph represents health care spending by consumers. While aggregate spending skyrockets, individuals are paying less out of pocket.

  • Listening to Picasso

    Oct 1, 09 • 144 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Pablo Picasso is quoted for (maybe) saying “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” Perhaps, when pondering health care reform, Congress should do more “stealing”. Looking at Switzerland’s health care model, we might