Day: March 14, 2017

The Costs of Government

The Costs of Government ?   “Trying to calculate the waste of government by analyzing total expenditures is a poor method. A large fraction of government spending consists of transfers.” Critics of government intervention have pointed out the waste of resources associated with various programs and…

The War of Pictures

Pictures are mementos of our lives that reflect many different events, ideas and stages of life. Armed with digital cameras, people often take and post pictures that are viewed by many others with no thought as to how their photographs might be viewed. While this thought…

GDP Fetishism

paper:GDP Fetishism paper,GDP(GDP)GDPGDPGDP, When economics professors teach the basics of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), we usually caution our students that it is not a good measure of welfare. Unfortunately, many economists go on to give GDP far more credit than it deserves. They tend to consider…

The War of 1812

The War of 1812 has been referred to as the second American war of independence from Great Britain. While the United States failed in its main goals for this war, the War of 1812 did legitimate the nationhood of the growing United States, and it gained…

Government Pensions: Such a Deal

paper: Government Pensions: Such a Deal paper2007,2008,2009 Starting in 2007, and especially in 2008, financial markets in the United States and almost everywhere else dipped precipitously. The recovery in 2009 was impressive, but hardly restored the wealth that most investors had lost over the previous two…

The War Horse

like Evan Bolands poetry because of her ideas of violence and inhumanity. Also I think she expresses her own ideas and private life through the myths like in Pomegranate. The experience of motherhood is also very strong and vivid in her poems. I like how she…