Monthly Archives: February 2010

February 28 2:27 PM

 Proposed power line would run from New England through New YorkAn Ontario-based company has announced plans for a major $3.8 billion, 355-mile transmission line that would link New York City and southern New England with Canadian hydroelectric and wind power … Continue reading

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Talking about A necessary try for IMF

  Quote A necessary try for IMF The appointment of Zhu Min, deputy governor of the Chinese central bank, as a special adviser to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), highlights China’s increasing influence in the global financial … Continue reading

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february 28 8:39 AM

Mitt Romney’s health care hypocrisy – On Real Time With Bill Maher last night, Financial Times editor Chrystia Freeland made the point (I’m not getting this word for word) that Republicans have every right to declare they oppose any kind of … Continue reading

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Talking about Why We Don’t Have Hyperinflation Even Though The Fed Has Printed $1 Trillion

 Why We Don’t Have Hyperinflation Even Though The Fed Has Printed $1 Trillion – So Where’s the Inflation? Now for a series of graphs. First, let’s look at the Adjusted Monetary Base (or M0). This is the one monetary aggregate that … Continue reading

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February 28 6:08 AM

 The elasticity of natural disaster deaths with respect to income – Matt Kahn has a good paper (and here) on this topic: Using a new data set on annual deaths from disasters in 57 nations from 1980 to 2002, this paper … Continue reading

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Talking about Farnam Street: Sin Tax

  Quote Farnam Street: Sin TaxEpstein and colleagues simulated a grocery store, "stocked" with images of everything from bananas and whole wheat bread to Dr. Pepper and nachos. A group of volunteers — all mothers — were given laboratory "money" … Continue reading

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Talking about Using Option-Based Contracts to Improve Health Outcomes

  Quote Using Option-Based Contracts to Improve Health Outcomes In this new world, the medical op- tions market would be the dominant scheme of implementation. Options are financial instruments that con- vey the right, but not the obligation, to engage … Continue reading

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