7 Posts Tagged "Socialism"

Leveling the playing field

Posted on November 22nd 2011 | 0 comments
What EPA’s role is to do is to level the playing field so that pollution costs are not exported to the population but rather companies have to look at the pollution potential of any fuel or any process or any plant or any utility when they’re makin ...
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Occupy email

Posted on November 18th 2011 | 0 comments
The average time taken to respond to an email is greater, in aggregate, than the time it took to create. Email is too cheap to send. That, in a nutshell, is why we are all drowning in it. It costs you nothing to add one more person as a recipient. ...
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30 to 1

Posted on October 14th 2011 | 0 comments
Clean Air Act of 1970: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 30 to 1. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 30 to 1. Average across all Environmental Protection Agency rules passed between 2000 and 2010: Benefits-to-costs ratio: 10 to 1. That should be c ...
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An army for reform, #OWS-style

Posted on October 11th 2011 | 0 comments
The glibbest book review I’ve received so far ends with the words: “Great plans, but do the economists have an army?” Well, now that you mention it. Just to be clear upfront: I’m not pretending to say here that anyone at the OccupyWallStreet protests is fig ...
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When bailout is not an option

Posted on October 10th 2011 | 0 comments
The collapse of Long-Term Capital Management should have been a warning sign, alas a few billion dollars in bailout money patched things up to ignore the broader picture. The collapse of Lehman Brothers should have been a warning sign, alas a few trillion dollars in b ...
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A ton of coal, gone tomorrow

Posted on September 26th 2011 | 0 comments
A ton of West Virginian coal adds around $30 to GDP. There’s only one minor flaw with this arithmetic: Once you’ve dug it up, it’s no longer there for the taking tomorrow. Considering just that simple fact, the ton would only add $15 to GDP. Quite a differenc ...
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Planetary socialism

Posted on September 9th 2011 | 0 comments