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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Check out this Cato blog piece by David Boaz on popular opinion about what the president can do about gasoline prices and how it varies by political party affiliation.  The real answer is “not a whole hell of a lot.”  And if you think that Cato is a group of Obama backers, take a look at the title […]

 One of the biggest reforms in the state of Louisiana in years is Jindahl’s plan to reform public education.  This is a topic that I first wrote on back during the Clinton administration in this article in the local Bayou Business Review.  The idea of a voucher system is that the money follows the student. […]

Monday, March 26, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court begins its hearing of oral arguments on the constitutionality of key provisions of the Obama administration’s most significant legislative achievement, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as ObamaCare.  While there are four separate constitutional provisions under the court’s scrutiny, the most important is […]

In almost all of my blog posts, I have tried to tie together what is going on in the world, current events, with what we are learning about in class.  This post deviates from that pattern.  Instead, story time. Back in 1983, immediately after finishing my Ph.D. in Economics at Virginia Tech, Wendell Sweetser and […]

  While in class, and more importantly, on exams and in quizzes, I prefer to keep analysis restricted to just one thing changing at a time, a change in either supply or demand, but not both at the same time.  However, we know that in the real world lots of things are changing at the […]

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