Posted on April 16, 2009 by Jordi
Here is a little from a NY Times editorial about the student loan program. Interesting example of how the rules of a particular industry get written. This industry may hit a little closer to home than railroads or shipping.
Private companies that reap undeserved profits from the federal student-loan program are gearing up to kill a White House plan that would get them off the dole and redirect the savings to federal scholarships for the needy. Instead of knuckling under to the powerful lending lobby, as it has so often done in the past, Congress needs to finally put the taxpayers’ interests first.
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Posted on April 15, 2009 by Jordi
This week’s chapter, about the rise fo the corporate form, playso ut on the backdro of the basic institutional and regualtory background of capitlalist societies.
Regulation and economic forces are on everyone’s mind as we survey the landscape in our new post-industrial, post-bubble Great Recession.
So, I offer this longish article about Cass Sunstein, the Obama administration’s regulatory overseer described as a “radical minimalist.”
Given that the economic collapse is emphatically a regulatory failure, how will Sunstein use an office that was explicitly created to stymie regulation?
Sunstein may be more acutely living at the intersection of history and biography that Davis and Scott described (342).
Also, if you want some quick hits on what to do about the tax code, see this feature on Politico.com.
If you were God and could order one change in the American way of taxing, what would it be?
My answer in the comments.
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Posted on March 26, 2009 by Jordi
Posted on March 24, 2009 by Blaire
Sources: Moody’s Economy.com; Congressional Budget Office; Office of Management and Budget
Notes: U.S. Deficit measured in billions of dollars; GDP measured in 2007 U.S. dollars
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Posted on March 4, 2009 by Kelli
A little over a week ago I booked a spring break vacation to Cancun, Mexico. It took me a while to choose which tropical destination I wanted to visit, and then even longer to decide on a hotel in my country of choice. The only reason I finally came to a decision was because there was only one week left until spring break, and my friends began demanding I make a choice so we could all book it. When I finally did make a choice, everyone was very relieved…for less than 12 hours.
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Posted on February 25, 2009 by Nadir Sharif
I have heard many US Americans complain about the Government here and its flaws. I dare you to read this post, if by the end of it, you can draw me an organization chart of the Government I am about to compare the US Government to, I shall owe you a home-cooked South Asian meal.
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