Posts Tagged ‘OECD’

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 123 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...

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    Who Does the Housework?

    Apr 19, 11 • 99 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Who makes dinner in your home? Walks the dog? Goes to the supermarket? A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that women do a lot more than men. But,...

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    A Big VAT

    Nov 14, 10 • 118 Views • Government, Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Dating back to the 18th century, the Chinese vase that a brother and sister found “in a dusty attic” sold for $69.5 million at a London auction. The NY Times called it a “treasure-in-the-attic” story. For us economists, it is a VAT...

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    Obesity Concerns

    Sep 25, 10 • 118 Views • Economic Debates, Government, RegulationNo Comments

    The new vending machine at a Mason, Ohio high school only sells carrots. At 50 cents a bag, “they are selling like hotcakes”. Is it because the baby carrot video ads are amazing or that no other vending machine works during school hours? This...

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    The Age of Women?

    Jul 3, 10 • 99 Views • Gender gap, Households, LaborNo Comments

    Told you are about to meet the CEO of a major corporation, do you imagine someone in a skirt? According to a recent Washington Post article, the answer from most people is “No”. To individuals saying we have entered “the age of women,”...