Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

  • A Price Ceiling Has Unintended Consequences

    Do You Like Rent Control?

    Nov 30, 12 • 1394 Views • No Comments

    Asked if it makes sense to mandate lower rents for some apartments in large cities, many of us say yes. Lower rents facilitate diversity and they enable middle income municipal workers to live close to home. Affordability is good. Yes? The residents of...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 296 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US...  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]

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    “The Broccoli Question”

    Jun 15, 12 • 280 Views • No Comments

    In 1990 President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. ”I do not like broccoli, and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to...  [read more]

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    The Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court and Line-Standers

    Mar 26, 12 • 247 Views • No Comments

    If you don’t have 3 days to spare and want to watch the oral arguments for the Affordable Care Act, you can hire a professional line-stander. Charging close to $36 an hour to wait outside the Supreme Court, they started the line last Friday. There are...  [read more]