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Fine, We Can Talk About Exports Too, Coffee Edition…

August 19th, 2016 · No Comments
Policy · Trade

So a little while ago I wrote about the efficiency of free trade where I went through a situation in which a country would want to start importing a good from abroad. At the end, I noted that an export situation is basically the same but with a role reversal for producers and consumers. Nonetheless, […]

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Even A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice A Day, Comparative Advantage Edition…

August 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments
Econ 101 · Policy · Taxes

You guys, I’m frustrated. Yes, by this: Secret Service had to protect MSNBC’s Katy Tur after Donald Trump incited crowd against her via @dailynewsbin — David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) August 11, 2016 and by this… "I oppose it now, I'll oppose it after the election, and I'll oppose it as president." Real talk: It would […]

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In Case It Isn’t Obvious, A Primer On Tax Deductions Versus Tax Credits…

August 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments
Income Distribution · Policy · Taxes

I’ve been doing my taxes myself for a while now, and, thankfully, I am not old enough to have had to file any complicated returns before the advent of online tax preparation systems. That said, tax calculations are complicated enough that there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. For example, I […]

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Let’s Talk About Trade, Baby…

July 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments

I’ve been thinking about trade a lot because of recent discussions regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Turns out I’m not alone: Why Voters Don’t Buy It When Economists Say Global Trade Is Good by N. Gregory Mankiw One defining characteristic of recent political debate — in the United States and abroad — is anxiety about foreigners. […]

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May 10th, 2016 · No Comments
Behavioral Econ · Policy · Tumblr

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January 12th, 2016 · No Comments
Macroeconomics · Policy · Tumblr

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