Posts Tagged ‘stimulus spending’

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    Econ Fun

    May 19, 11 • 199 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Humor, Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo Comments

    The second Keynes/Hayek rap video, “The Fight of the Century” just arrived. Like the first one, it focuses on the never ending debate between economists who want more government and those who believe in less. In this Econtalk discussion, the

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    Selling Karma (With a Solar Roof)

    Mar 16, 11 • 153 Views • Environment, Government, InnovationNo Comments

    The Fisker Karma car has 2 electric motors, 1 Lithium-ion battery, and 1 internal combustion engine. Depending on the model, you can have a solar panel roof, do 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and reach a top speed beyond 125 mph. How?

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    Spend More or Less?

    Aug 29, 10 • 204 Views • Economic Debates, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo Comments

    It was perfect. On the left side of the NY Times Op-Ed page, David Brooks defended the austerity approach. On the right was Paul Krugman saying spend more. Those are the alternatives. Maybe now it will be easier to choose one? Using Germany as his model,

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    Unopened Stimulus Packages

    Aug 19, 10 • 131 Views • Economic History, Economic Thinkers, GovernmentNo Comments

    Economists recently have been debating whether the $787 billion 2009 stimulus package has helped the economy. Perhaps first they should ask what has been spent. For a variety of reasons, recipients of stimulus money are not spending it. Dollars destined for

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    Economic Growth

    Jul 19, 10 • 214 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Did someone once say, where you look determines what you see? For evaluating the impact of federal spending, perhaps that is the problem. Some economists emphasize the connection between federal spending and the change in GDP (national production).