Posts Tagged ‘tradeoffs’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Too Much or Not Enough Stimulus Spending?

    Oct 15, 12 • 289 Views • No Comments

    For the first quarter of 2009, GDP declined at a 5.5% rate and, at 7.6% during January, unemployment was rising. With the economy in a tailspin, policy makers wanted to act quickly. Primarily split along party lines, the Congress responded with the $825...  [read more]

  • QE3 and the Baby Boomers

    Sep 14, 12 • 216 Views • No Comments

    At the beginning of yesterday’s QE3 press conference, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke referred to the plight of savers. Similarly, during an August “Conversation With the Chairman,” Dr. Bernanke was asked, “What about the savers?” Both...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Tax Matters

    Sep 10, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    The candidates agree that tax proposals need to focus on reducing the deficit and on government spending. After that, the divide on tax policy is considerable. To narrow the gap between revenue and spending, President Obama supports a higher tax rate for the...  [read more]

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Guns or Yogurt?

    Aug 26, 12 • 317 Views • No Comments

    It appears that the New York State legislature will soon experience a clash between gun producers and gun control advocates. These quotes sum it all up: A Remington employee: “In my eyes, Remington goes away, Ilion goes away.” A gun control...  [read more]

  • Cashing out?

    Mar 22, 12 • 310 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. They say “cash is king.” But these days, perhaps cash was king. Sweden is becoming a “cashless society.” Commuters pay bus fees via credit card and text message. Religious institutions take...  [read more]