Posts Tagged ‘presidential election’

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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Jul 31, 12 • 691 Views • No Comments

    Split down the middle, opinion about the US economy puts private initiative or government first. Those who place individual enterprise first believe most private income belongs to those who generate it. By contrast, government’s advocates see a......  [read more]

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    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 1502 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a......  [read more]

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    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 579 Views • No Comments

    I live in a town where I have to pay for garbage pick-up and recycling or I can dispose of it myself. The fire department is voluntary. Because there is no local high school, the town pays other school districts to educate our teenagers. In our town,......  [read more]

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    Presidential Futures

    Jan 2, 12 • 650 Views • No Comments

    The prices of buy and sell contracts for the Republican presidential candidates in Iowa provide a good history of the beginning of the primary race. Romney contracts (max of $1) on the first and last day of each month since September 1 were: September:......  [read more]