Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

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    More Heath Care Thoughts

    Mar 2, 10 • 167 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Looking at yesterday’s Wall Street Journal editorial article on Indiana’s health care approach, I wondered why no one refers to incentive when assessing alternative legislation. Indiana offers a Health Savings Account (HSA) option to state

  • Silent Salons

    Feb 8, 10 • 153 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 • 147 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 • 207 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 • 191 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.