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  • Basic Income

    Libertarian here with an old idea that hasn't been discussed to my knowledge too much at least in my experience. So what do you all think about a basic income as opposed to the traditional welfare state with programs for people who are poor or unemployed. Hayek has been spoken about as someone who...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Bill on Fri, Jun 17 2011
  • The Efficacy of Film Subsidies in Michigan

    Hi, A friend of mine posted the following article about the overwhelming benefits of film subsidies in Michigan, which has become somewhat of a hot topic because the film subsidies are about to be cut from the budget: http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/filmincentives311.aspx Like so many articles on...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Alex M on Fri, Mar 4 2011
  • Classic Government Intervention Failure - Green Energy Act in Ontario - Comments?

    From the Financial Post CLIMATE OF CONFUSION Here are some key points The Government wants to appear as if it is "Doing something" to bring jobs to Ontario Shortly after Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. heard about Ontario's lucrative incentives for green energy projects, the company did...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Redmond on Wed, Nov 24 2010
  • Tax on soda to reduce obesity???

    What was it that Von Mises said about "Middle of the road"? The best is the last paragraph - that should have been the first. I think the Heart and Stroke Foundation probably gets government grants to write this sort of stuff - please write a study showing how more taxes can help society. Read...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Redmond on Wed, Oct 27 2010
  • Subsidy- Solar- Cell Phones

    Their subsidization of solar panel production is, believe it or not, has little or no impact on the pace of solar energy research and development. If they subsidized the production of cell phones, new faster, smaller, more reliable cell phones would still be coming out every year. The only difference...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Sanchez on Sun, Apr 18 2010
  • Re: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

    Another consequence is that is part of a large package that subsidizes "family" building. There is nothing wrong with families, on the contrary it's important for individuals to build their interpersonal support system but a good way to ruin a good thing is too subsidize it. Latley a thought...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Alex Merced on Wed, Mar 31 2010
  • Online Comment Clarification (Nuclear Power)

    [blockquote]CLEAN? I keep hearing the word "clean" used to describe nuclear power. What is clean about nuclear waste? Yep, it can be made relatively safe, but most of the really nasty stuff will be around for thousands of years. As for it being cost effective...that is another myth. When they...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Ryan on Thu, Feb 18 2010
  • Malawi Vs. The World Bank

    http://www.bicusa.org/EN/Article.3601.aspx I am in an anthropology class this semester and we are all required to read and present our opinions on an article from the book Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology . Knowing that I am interested in Economics, my instructor assigned me...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Vincent L. Anderson on Thu, Feb 11 2010
  • Foreign Aid and subsidies by government

    So many people acknowledge that foreign aid can devastate third world countries by causing massive inflation, or putting hard working farmers out of work and creating a system of dependency. But this very system is also similar to when a country subsidizes any industry. As it make the goods artificially...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anarcho-math on Sun, Oct 25 2009
  • Re: Two Questions

    1) I don't care to share an opinion on IP. 2) I enjoyed looking through all the responses to this as I have been thinking about it myself. First, limited liability, which is at the heart of the corporate structure, is an indirect subsidy in that it subsidizes risk. Thus by having this, our current...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by A Random Design on Tue, Aug 25 2009
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