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True blooded green Environmentalists (I’d argue are politically are far to the left) … should LOVE monopolies (an undemonstrated claim made by the far left is that capitalism is prone to monopolies. Similarly, true blooded school choicers (I’d argue are more oriented to the right) … should HATE the success of charter schools (to the […]

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That would be people like my wife who continue to work. Here is how her income is taxed: Federal tax rate of 28% (her wage puts us in this bracket) State tax rate of 6.5% Social security – her “share is 7.65%, her employer pays 7.65%, but since we know that the incidence of this […]

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My inbox this morning greeted me with two things. First this: University Sets Tuition Rates for 2014-15  Tuition for undergraduates in the College and the Eastman School will be $46,150 in the 2014-15 academic year, a 3.5 percent increase from 2013-14. Read more… Then this: Does Classroom Time Matter?  A Randomized Field Experiment of Hybrid and Traditional […]

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We’re quite accomplished at that here in the United States. I wonder, do you actually feel good when you have to impose force in order to get people to do something? Is it really altruism, when for example, if tax dollars are collected to provide food for the hungry? It may be morally correct, from […]

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Coyote reports: Spending enormous resources on a program to reduce X, and then not tracking (or even putting in place a mechanism to track) whether X was reduced as promised.   James Taranto quoting the National Journal quoting Administration officials: The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the health care law will reduce the number of uninsured […]

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The “left” sees the last 34 years as a revival (was there ever a VIVAL?) of laissez-faire dogmatism. Some folks like myself see it as almost the diametric opposite. Of course, some of this could be “settled” by empirical evidence. The number of pages of regulations? The dollars spent complying with regulations? The number of […]

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Last week, former CEA Chair and current Harvard economist Greg Mankiw points us to yet another rhetorical flourish by the Commander in Speech: The CEA Fact Checkers Miss One In his speech yesterday, President Obama said, Now, we all know the arguments that have been used against a higher minimum wage. Some say it actually hurts low-wage […]

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When the objective historians go write down the legacy of this President, they are not going to talk about health reform (even if the ACA failed, it does capture the fact, and I think it is a fact, that reform is needed – I happen to think it lies in the deregulatory side coupled with […]

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Now they are coming for the paper towels on campus. The Auxiliary committee wants to install hand dryers in the Sue B and Residential Quad bathrooms to eliminate the need for paper towels in the bathrooms to make residential life less wasteful In addition, check out one of the comments about what freshmen students are […]

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Since the Pope is the vicar of Christ on Earth and has a direct lifeline to the man upstairs, then I guess I don’t have to continue studying this issue: Now, all we need him to do is to weigh in on monetary policy at the zero lower bound, the Great Stagnation and how to […]

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