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Will a Bottom-Up Fix Do the Job on Climate Change?

In researching solutions, sometimes it makes sense to skip the international treaty and go to the source of power–namely, local leaders.

Will it work?

More fundamentally, why not invite leaders from states, provinces, cities and companies to join representatives of national governments in signing the anticipated 2015 climate change agreement?

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Economics

Gary Becker and Richard Posner Debate the Optimal Size of Countries

Becker is more sanguine:

Often stressed is that since larger countries have bigger domestic markets, companies in larger countries can utilize economies of scale in production. 

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Robert Nozick's Framework For Utopia

“Only a failure of imagination, the same one that leads the man on the street to suppose that everything has already been invented, leads us to believe that all of the relevant institutions have been designed and that all of the policy levers have been found.”–Paul Romer, … 1,868 more words

Ed Miliband must speak clearly about why ordinary people should vote Labour

This week is the Labour Party’s conference. Conference season in the UK is a time when policy proposals are discussed and debated and the leaders in particular get their chance to enthuse their membership in the conference hall but also to enthuse the electorate enough to consider voting for their political programme. 642 more words

Politics

ONLY for ITALIANS: UN PAESE DI FONDI PER STARTUP …. PUBBLICI. I sussidi alle imprese: troppi, e fuori controllo, come trasformare un paese di IMPrenditori in un paese di Prenditori

UN PAESE DI FONDI PER STARTUP …. PUBBLICI. I sussidi alle imprese: troppi, e fuori controllo, come trasformare un paese di IMPrenditori in un paese di Prenditori… 20 more words

Economics

Ask Anything #2

Anonymous asked,

When income increases, do both demand and ped of a good change?

I made a video response to the question. The answer may surprise you.

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Economics