If you think federal spending and deficits are out of control or that the state of Indiana needs a bigger surplus, advocate cigarette smoking.
Netflix, a for-profit enterprise, is able to collect enough in fees to keep its network thriving and sustainable.
Do kids who go through Head Start-type programs ultimately wind up learning more than comparable kids who don’t? The answer is pretty clearly no.
Any action that limits access to a legal product raises prices consumers pay. Black and gray markets usually follow.
Get the economy humming and all else will be forgiven. Don’t try putting a square peg in a round hole, thereby igniting a trade war.
Life was pretty miserable before fossil fuels replaced animal and human muscle power.
The Law of Demand is a bedrock theorem of economics. Increase the price of something and you get less of it. Decrease the price of something, you get more of it.
The $7 million benefit over a 10-year period is peanuts compared to the near $65 million in annual savings Carrier would garner from the Mexico move.
Since the election, markets have all been telling a fascinating tale: more economic growth, higher inflation, a stronger dollar, higher interest rates and pressure toward even larger trade deficits.
Here’s the primer on what Obamacara was, is, and may be.
There is necessarily a trade-off between defense/foreign-policy objectives and our willingness to forgo other desirable things to pay for those tanks and troops.
Arguments for spending on roads and bridges always look great on paper. Alas, these schemes at the federal level seldom deliver on the rosy political rhetoric.
Dozens of factors determine any worker’s pay, including occupation, educational attainment, years of experience, interruptions in work experience and a host of other intangible factors.
Manufacturing the drug itself typically costs pennies, but getting FDA approval certifying the drug as “safe and effective” can run upward of $2 billion.
Give the students an incentive to turn their cell phones off in class.
Talk is that this ultra-low interest rate environment is the “new normal.” What are the implications of ultra-low rates effectively forever?
There is a suggestion that our public pension fund managers dedicate some of the $25 billion in assets to Indiana firms only. It is argued this will spur economic development. This is a Bad Idea.
There is the real political risk that the governmental unit might not make the necessary pension fund contributions. Mary retires and there is nothing in the kitty except the promise to tax current taxpayers to pay Mary’s pension.
You’ll never shake hands with any corporation, nor any other non-human entity, that ever paid a dime in taxes. Flesh-and-blood people pay all taxes.
If government establishes tax loopholes, can we blame taxpayers for taking advantage of the provisions?