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Almost Classical · 4M ago

More on the 90 Percent Tax Myth

The marginal and effective U.S. income tax rates mentioned in my 2011 post The 90 Percent Tax Myth have been supported by research conducted by Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics), Em...
Almost Classical · 4M ago

Democracy in Chains and Inter-Disciplinary Problems

American economist James Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Democracy in Chains by Historian Nancy MacLean was worthy of a few online posts earlier this...
Almost Classical · 5M ago

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far | FiveThirtyEight

Minwage3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Researchers at the University of Washington, asked by Seattle to study the increase in the city's minimum wage have some difficult news for the city and pre...
Almost Classical · 5M ago

The U.S. Budget and Compromises

English: A graph of the US GDP compared with Federal budget outlay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The United States' federal budget spends a lot of money: between $3.5 and $4.0 trillion annually....
Almost Classical · 5M ago

Trump and Brownback and the GOP

If socialists and statists wanted to damage limited government and republicanism they could not have chosen better men as Manchurians than Trump and Brownback. Trump is the poster child for...
Almost Classical · 5M ago

Economics of the Minimum Wage

Map of U.S. Minimum Wage laws (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Minimum wage debates tend to overstate the estimated and real effects of any changes to the minimum wage in the Unites States. Most stu...
Almost Classical · 6M ago

Advice on how to talk to the white working class.

English: Number of self-identified Democrats vs. self-identified Republicans, per state, according to Gallup, January-June 2010 http://www.gallup.com/poll/141548/States-Competitive-Terms-Par...
Almost Classical · 6M ago

No Pattern to Strong Economies? Yes! All Western States...

English: Economic regions of California, as defined by California Economic Strategy Panel, October 2006 Northern California Northern Sacramento Valley Greater Sacramento Bay Area Central Coa...
Almost Classical · 6M ago

Paris: Not a Treaty… and That's a Mistake

US-EPA-Seal-EO11628 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)President Trump's potential unilateral withdrawal from the Paris Accord on Climate should remind all politically engaged Americans that there is ...
Almost Classical · 6M ago

Systems are Self-Defensive Organisms

English: Schematic diagram of the hexon of a virus capsid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"The surest way to incur the wrath of a government agency is to demand they do their job," a friend from th...