Federal and State Governments add more than 25% onto the charges for a no-frills landline (for my alarm system). The total bill is $43.78.
The article discussed here suggests it was related to the crisis: The common element appears to be the global financial crisis, which affected economic activity and governments’ capacity to finance continued health care spending growth. On the other hand, the … Continue reading
Does not appear to be going well: Germany has been pressing for lower carbon emission for years. The country wants 80 percent of its energy production to come from favored green energy sources, such as wind and solar, by 2050. … Continue reading
This is hilarious and tragic: As you might recall, giving feedback on Uber is a veritable labyrinth of steps: Activate your mobile device screen. Dry the finger or fingers to be used during the feedback operation. Position your finger over … Continue reading
Below are the introductory remarks I made at the Learning Ally National Achievement Awards last Saturday. First I introduced a video about the awards, then I spoke about Learning Ally’s progress in technology and community building. ———– Thank you Dee … Continue reading
These are pretty cool: Among the key takeaways from this figure: U.S. inequality follows a U-shaped pattern, with a number of measures of inequality falling in the 1930s and 1940s, and then rising since the 1970s. For example, “the top … Continue reading
Because we don’t know what we think we know: The food pyramid from my childhood: From Aaron Carroll, who usually defends government guidance against philistines like myself.
I don’t think minimum wage hikes are going to help here. A tale of two work-weeks: Austerity …. NOT. In sum, federal fiscal policy decisions in recent years added enormously to deficits and have produced the highest levels of spending, … Continue reading
Gary Burtless brings us changes in real after-tax income for various quantiles, since 1979 and 2000. Unsurprisingly, the incomes of the wealthy have a much higher beta to the economy than the poor. Yet people keep presenting that as a … Continue reading
Poverty and global inequality are falling. (and perhaps faster than traditional studies indicate) I’ve made this point a few times. The best summary was on Vox EU. In an article called Parametric estimations of the world distribution of income. World … Continue reading