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The Slack Wire: Public Options: The General Case
"Under what conditions does public spending on higher ed increase the number of people in college, and under what conditions does it just enrich Kaplan and the Harvard endowment? More broadly, it seems to me that the price effect of subsidies is a neglected argument for direct provision of public goods."
economics  subsidy  public  taxes  public-goods 
april 2011 by tsuomela
The Tax Foundation - Both Candidates' Tax Plans Will Reduce Millions of Taxpayers' Liability to Zero (or Less)
The chart below shows that major structural tax changes enacted during the 1980s contributed greatly to the doubling of nonpayers. Perhaps the most significant was indexing the tax brackets in 1985 to prevent inflation from pushing people into higher tax brackets. Also, the Tax Reform Act of 1986 nearly doubled the personal exemption and replaced the zero-bracket with the basic standard deduction for nonitemizers.
taxes  politics  subsidy 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - The real price of Goldman’s giganto-profits - True/Slant
Taibbi gives a good rant on the subsidies that boosted Goldman Sachs profits to record levels.
business  business-as-usual  economics  regulatory-capture  banking  finance  profit  subsidy  rant 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Homeownership's Downsides - Richard Florida
the two American dreams - of homeownership and of unfettered economic mobility - may be in conflict, as homeownership, especially in downturns like today, impedes mobility and makes it harder for individuals to move to work and the labor market on the whole to adjust.
economics  home  ownership  jobs  mobility  government  subsidy 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Federal Theatre Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Projects Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art.
art  government  subsidy  great-depression  1930s  wpa  theater  history  american-art 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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