Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    The Tip of the Iceberg?

    Mar 26, 10 • 99 Views • Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Growth or a safety net? Thinking at the margin, an increasing number of European policy makers are debating a change. The result is a classic economic dilemma. Unemployment and medical insurance, pensions, licensing protections, and job guarantees can...

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    Mandate Broccoli?

    Mar 17, 10 • 115 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Government, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    What if there was a miracle food that helped fight colds, prevent cancer, heart disease, and cataracts, and fostered healthy bones? According to several non-medical web sites, there is one. It’s broccoli. And what if another...

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    Recycling Garbage

    Feb 14, 10 • 110 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A recent article in SF Gate focused on Berkeley’s garbage problems. Because of Berkeley’s commitment to recycling, the revenue it receives from garbage collection has dropped precitously. Less garbage means more job and service cuts. If people...

  • A Macro-difference With Micro-insurance

    Jan 24, 10 • 103 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Listening to a recent segment of Marketplace.org (1/15.2010), I heard about microinsurance. The concept sounds like win/win for everyone. With more resilient structures, Haitians can purchase microinsurance policies that cost $1 to $2 a day. Correspondingly,...

  • Insecurity about Homeland Security Spending

    Jan 14, 10 • 108 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    I recommend looking at the 2005 American Enterprise Institute paper on homeland security spending at: http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/faculty/jmueller/DERUGY.PDF Providing insight about where, how, and why approximately $44 billion is being spent, the report...