Posts Tagged ‘unintended consequences’

  • Nails_000014523529XSmall-2

    Government Guidelines and Unintended Consequences

    Apr 4, 12 • 305 Views • 2 Comments

    Sometimes government guidelines can have unintended consequences. Government travel guidelines: At a networking reception, the General Services Administration spent $1900 on 400 “petit beef Wellington” snacks and $2000 on 400 “mini Monte...  [read more]

  • 16883_11.19_000005031630XSmall

    Tuition Intuition

    Jan 22, 12 • 186 Views • No Comments

    With tuition and student loans skyrocketing, the Obama Administration has urged colleges to charge less and Congress to lower the cap on monthly payments. Maybe though, they are targeting the wrong solution. One Bloomberg View columnist suggests that...  [read more]

  • 16869_groceries..1.14_000014201727XSmall

    Bag Wars

    Jan 14, 12 • 336 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes incentives are unpredictable…especially for B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag). A new 5-cent tax on paper and plastic shopping bags in Montgomery County, Maryland is primarily targeting plastic bag use. Fewer plastic bags will mean cleaner local...  [read more]

  • 16536_4.11_000003226250XSmall

    Unintended Tax Consequences

    Aug 6, 11 • 268 Views • No Comments

    Protesting a proposed luxury tax for pet grooming, Chicago’s Soggy Paws canine clients wore signs saying “…please don’t tax my haircut.” The politicians who were hoping for more revenue might have been disappointed. Some...  [read more]

  • 16457_2.21_000006135757XSmall

    More Oil Dilemmas

    Jun 27, 11 • 269 Views • No Comments

    The recent International Energy Agency (IEA) announcement is about a lot more than a tank of gas. Everyday, for 30 days, 2 million barrels of oil will be released from strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs). The U.S. will be responsible for half of the 60...  [read more]