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A Keynesian Case for a Basic Income

The Roosevelt Institute has a new policy paper out calling for a Universal Basic Income. I have not read the full paper. I did read the summary. It claims using Keynesian Macroeconomics that a UBI funded by deficit spending would grow … Continue reading

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Free Money in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump is on the way to the White House, and Republicans will hold both houses of Congress. Seems like grim times for those who want free money from the government — unless you are a military contractor. Right? Maybe … Continue reading

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Before You Consider a For-Profit College

For profit college is conceivably a good idea. The non-profit colleges have expensive emphasis on fancy architecture, student life, political correctness, research, and maintaining traditions that go back to the Middle Ages. Strip away the cruft and focus on teaching … Continue reading

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Your Questions Here

Any questions about what you read on the main site? Was I confusing? Incomplete? Is there an article I should have written but haven’t? Ask your questions in the comments area below. I will keep an eye on this post … Continue reading

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The Welfare Cliff

The American Enterprise has a great short article with graphic showing the huge penalties a working single mother can experience as her income increases. According to the article/graphic, this single mother is better off making $29000 in gross income than … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

For all the U.S. readers, I hope you are having a happy Independence Day. As you gather in crowds to celebrate, please be kind to any politicians trying to get their message out. Political solicitation is the price we pay … Continue reading

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Saving Money

A penny saved is a penny available for something else. It’s almost free money. And unlike writing grant proposals or convincing Congress to give all citizens free money, saving money is something you can do now. And for those of … Continue reading

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How About some Supply Side Love for the Poor

Megan McCardle gets it right when she writes When It Comes to Taxes on the Poor, the Supply Siders Are Right.  (Hat tip Mike Dixon.) Read the article and take special note of the graph. As income goes up, benefits … Continue reading

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The Laffer Curve and Farm Labor

The New York Times has discovered the Laffer Curve! Has the esteemed liberal newspaper of record been bought by Rupert Murdoch? Has hell frozen over as a result of global warming? Not quite. Though the Times has implicitly recognized the … Continue reading

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Playing Fair

Miller-McCune Magazine has a very interesting article “The Fairness Doctrine” reviewing Peter Corning’s book The Fair Society. Activists of all political stripes would do well to read this article and perhaps the reviewed book as well. (It is now on … Continue reading

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