Economics 101: Would you like fries with that?

I suppose that, technically, a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies is the same as a BA in History or Economics, but the obvious question is: for what does it prepare a student after college? Graduate school, I suppose, to become a Mistress of Arts or even a Doctor of Philosophy in Gender Studies, and …

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Another solar energy company is failing

Normally, when quoting from newspaper articles, I try — not always successfully — to limit myself to the first four paragraphs. Donald Douglas, on the other hand, frequently quotes more, and considering that the original source is The New York Times, which limits non-subscribers to ten free article views a month, I think that I’ll …

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We told you so!

Breitbart notes the troubles in the Windy City: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Warns of Doubled Property Taxes to Fund Spiraling Pension Costs by Warner Todd Huston 12 Mar 2014 1236 Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments …

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Economics 101: When government is friendly to business, business gets done and jobs are created

From, believe it or not, The Washington Post: Texas isn’t just leading the nation in job growth — it’s doing it more equitably, too By NIRAJ CHOKSHI | March 7 at 6:00 am Underestimate Texas at your own peril. You might be inclined to think that the Lone Star state is bad at creating good jobs. …

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The Commander-in-Chief and the Minimum Wage

We have noted previously Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s President Obama’s proposals concerning military pay and benefits, but I have since taken the time to put together some numbers. President Obama wants to see the minimum wage increased from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour by the end of 2015, in three steps of …

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Economics 101: When you increase costs on businesses, they must pass those increased costs onto their customers

We have previously pointed out that you cannot add 30 to 40 million people who could not afford insurance coverage before health insurance, maintain high quality for those covered, and still cut costs. 1 The Next Shoe To Drop: Obamacare Will Increase The Cost Of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Avik Roy, Forbes Staff Yesterday, the Obama Administration’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a six-page report predicting that Obamacare could cause premiums …

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Karmic Justice: The National Education Association’s endorsement of Barack Obama and the Democrats is costing teachers jobs!

"@Heritage_Action: N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due To Obamacare -> http://t.co/khrIUJ0zHk #haction" #nced #ncpol — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 25, 2014 But, but, but, I thought that the school districts were primarily run by liberals. And the National Education Association certainly supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns! N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due …

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Economics 101: The CBO estimates that raising the minimum wage will cost jobs

Our now-banned commenter was always trumpeting, “CBO! CBO! CBO!” telling us that the Congressional Budget Office had estimated that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would save us money in the long run . . . right up until they revised their estimates, and have now said that the PP&ACA will cost the economy …

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€urosclerosis: Guess what? Austerity works!

It has been a while since we have addressed the crisis in Greece, the last article, €urosclerosis: Things are going to get better for Greece, coming last August, and now we see this from The Wall Street Journal: Greek Budget Surplus Beats Target Prime Minister Antonis Samaras Says 2013 Surplus Will Be Nearly Double Its …

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Economics 101: Who didn’t see this coming?

Remember how we were told that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would lower health insurance costs due to competition? From The Wall Street Journal: For Many, Few Health-Plan Choices, High Premiums on Online Exchanges Analysis Shows Americans in Poorer Counties Have Limited Options on Health-Care Exchanges By Timothy W Martin and Christopher Weaver …

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