Posts Tagged ‘incentive’

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    Gas Tax or CAFE?

    Sep 22, 12 • 568 Views • 1 Comment

    The goal is energy conservation. But what is the best way? During the end of August, our newest fuel economy standards were announced. Now CAFE, our Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate, is close to 29 miles per gallon. The goal is 35.5 for 2016 and 54.5......  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Tax Matters

    Sep 10, 12 • 467 Views • No Comments

    The candidates agree that tax proposals need to focus on reducing the deficit and on government spending. After that, the divide on tax policy is considerable. To narrow the gap between revenue and spending, President Obama supports a higher tax rate for the......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    A Pollution Tale With 2 Happy Endings

    Aug 10, 12 • 558 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes green incentives can have unintended consequences. Our story begins in an airport. About to board a flight, an environmentally concerned individual purchases “carbon offsets.”  Yes, that flight will pollute the air but the offset could......  [read more]

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    A Trademark Sandwich

    Jul 9, 12 • 546 Views • No Comments

    Combine either corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami with 2 large latkes (potato pancakes) and you have a $24.95 lunch that Manhattan’s 2nd Avenue Deli calls its Instant Heart Attack Sandwich. Because the Heart Attack Grill of Las Vegas threatened a......  [read more]

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    Tomatoes, Health Care and Unintended Consequences

    Jun 30, 12 • 320 Views • No Comments

    Trying to make pretty tomatoes, plant breeders inadvertently created a tasteless fruit. It all started 70 years ago with a gene mutation that evenly ripened tomatoes. Seeing the commercial potential of uniformly colored bright red tomatoes, growers bred the......  [read more]