Posts Tagged ‘redistribution’

  • Pie Slices. Income inequality

    More Thanksgiving Economics

    Nov 28, 13 • 474 Views • No Comments

    Our annual Thanksgiving post: In 1623, 2 years after the first Thanksgiving, Governor William Bradford was worried about Plymouth’s food supply. The problem, he concluded, was that people shared whatever they produced. Because they expected “able and...  [read more]

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    How Has The Safety Net Affected the Unemployment Rate?

    Feb 5, 13 • 218 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan believes that the US unemployment rate has remained high because of many separate public policy changes. Big and small, each one influenced workers, businesses and consumers by creating new incentives. For...  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Just Taxes

    May 20, 12 • 283 Views • No Comments

    What happens when a philosopher who believes in less government gets benefits from government? Here is the story: In a building that Love Story author Erich Segal owned, Harvard professor Robert Nozick (1938-2002), a libertarian philosopher, was a tenant....  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 219 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]