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On Memorial Day, Remember What? What Helps Soldiers, Civilians, Wealth, & Rights? While I appreciate those who’re willing to kill foreigners and risk getting killed themselves in order to defend our country, actually, I wish they wouldn’t go do that. […]
What pushes up and pulls down land values? And who should benefit? We trim, blend, and append three 2012 articles from: (1) BBC, May 22, on Hunger Games by D. Crookes; (2) Christian Science Monitor, May 29, on home prices by M. Trumbull; and (3) Vermont Press Bureau, February 22, on resources by T. Moats.
In the May 24 New York Review of Books, Paul Krugman writes, The truth is that recovery would be almost ridiculously easy to achieve; all we need is…
A Regulatory Tide Sinks Pools by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 28 May 2012 Thousands of swimming pools throughout the USA will shut down, and many spas, clubs and resorts will have to close also. It seems odd for the […]
Is it inevitable? Poll shows strong support for legal marijuana A national Rasmussen Reports poll found that 56 percent of Americans back legal marijuana regulated like tobacco or alcohol. Trends show support on the upswing. This 2012 article is from […]
Cry, the Beloved Argentina by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 21 May 2012 Argentina is a country that serves as a warning to the wealthier countries that they too can squander their wealth and decline into poverty. A hundred years […]
McCain Weighs in Again on Campaign Finance Brad Pitt’s Movie Critiques American Financiers Everybody wants a better world, either for others or for themselves. We trim, blend, and append three 2012 articles from: (1) Los Angeles Times, May 22, on […]
In LA They Get Caught Cheating on the Property Tax Yet Even an English Lord Gets the Power In the Land While some try to keep Earths worth all to themselves, others understand its really common wealth. We trim, blend, […]
The Battle Over CEO Pay When the Top 1% Take on the Top 0.01% Wouldnt it be funny if the very rich sided with the 99% against the very, very rich? We trim, blend, and append two 2012 articles from […]
How Much Leeway Should Bureaucrats Have to Explore? Can Government Experiment As Does Science? A new book by Jim Manzi argues that more randomized control trials of government programs could measurably improve public policy outcomes. This 2012 article is from […]
US Farmers Get Subsidies, Argentinians Get Taxed Farmers Protest In Buenos Aires as Mexicans Go Hungry Landowners get hurt and helped by political policies that ignore economic logic or, in a word, geonomics. We trim, blend, and append three 2012 […]