Letting publicly traded US firms report earnings annually rather than quarterly would lead their executives to place more weight on longterm issues in their investments and other decisions.
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yes but with lots of noise and unbservables

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Expanding health insurance to more people through the ACA’s public subsidies and Medicaid expansion will reduce total healthcare spending in the economy.
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The median Greek citizen will be better off if there is a “yes” vote in the July 5 referendum on whether to accept the terms of the bailout package offered by Greece's creditors.
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Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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"though twilight may be long, there is a difference between day and night"

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Behavior in many complex and seemingly intractable strategic settings can be understood more clearly by working out what each party in the game will choose to do if they realize that the other parties will be solving the same problem. This insight has helped us understand behavior as diverse as military conflicts, price setting by competing firms and penalty kicking in soccer.
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You know this and you know that I know that you know this.

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so much of our day is spent doing things that didn't exist back then that it's hard to believe the #s fully account for new products

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Californians would be better off on average if all final users in the state paid the same price for water — adjusted for quality, place and time — even if, as a result, some food prices rose sharply and some farms failed.
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The Fed should wait until its preferred measure of inflation (Core PCE) is clearly rising — and not just forecast to rise — before it begins hiking interest rates.
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Go look at their forecasts for the last 6 years. thank god they didn't act based on those.

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Declining to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as measles imposes costs on other people, which is a negative externality.
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They're in a hopeless situation now. But would they manage themselves better if they got out of the Euro than they did before they got in?

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duh

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go read it. it does no such thing

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it would open the process up to political shenanigans of the worst kind

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but not as much as in the old days because the economy is more energy efficient now and because we have become a significant producer of oil

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Economists are known for parties and blowing money. The original AEA motto was 'Cras Ignorare' (FORGET TOMORROW)

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there's already $1t sitting domestically on corporate balance sheets not being invested. How would a tax cut to bring back even more help?

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lots of evidence both ways on this one. not sure.

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obvious

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yes. yes. a thousand times yes.
Instead, try calling for a cab on Saturday night from the south side of Chicago and see what happens.

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no one knows

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public goods matter if chosen well

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hard to argue with the reality that some money will end up in powerful districts without much need for it when congress controls

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'waiting for money from tooth fairy' wasn't included on the list

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at least while our extraction technology is better than everyone else's (we're not the only ones with shale reserves)

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turns out that it takes a lot of time to raise a kid these days

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did any else notice how slippery this hill we are camping on seems?

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the best athletes at the best D1 schools would obviously be paid a lot

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often do little, but can deter if significant and applied effectively

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Over the long run, that is true

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Informed postmortems of Ben Bernanke’s Fed chairmanship will judge favorably the Fed's creative and aggressive policy initiatives from autumn 2008 through early 2009.
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No Ben, no avoiding depression. Full stop.

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I know it pisses people off but it is true

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Instead of proposing to your wife w/diamond ring, you offer a gift card of equal value. Efficientif you don't count your hospital bills.

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(DUH)

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Um, have you seen how it has worked in countries with political oversight of monetary policy decisions?

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5 years of growth at 2%, unemployment around or above 7.5% and core inflation well below the target says DO NOT TIGHTEN.

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If distribution gains market power, toll takers on the Internet could Balkanize it (w/large aggregate welfare loss)

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better skills for the workforce helps not just the workers themselves but the wider economy, too.

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for lots of ppl, the evidence backs this one up well

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if we are talking longrun

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We will miss Fogel here at Chicago.

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true. But ppl should understand that a world mkt for LNG means erasing the US's benefit from having lower energy Ps than others

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18 different kinds of coffee but every way to get to them has a pothole

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Have you been to John Murtha airport?

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Deductions/exemptions overall, yes. But charitable alone? Not clear.

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Hahahaha. ROTFL.

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Depends on how big the distortion is in the status quo

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Raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour would make it noticeably harder for lowskilled workers to find employment.
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Some

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The distortionary costs of raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and indexing it to inflation are sufficiently small compared with the benefits to lowskilled workers who can find employment that this would be a desirable policy.
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Depends what your social welfare function looks like

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duh

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OBVIOUSly

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not to get too deep into price index theory but suffice it to say that this is definitely true

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but partly b/c statement intentionally doesn't consider distributional or implementation issues with carbon taxes.

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you think a significant 10 yr deficit cut would be 'easy'? welcome to earth, friend.

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if it meant the lower growth rate would continue, then yes, clearly

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may not cost $ but was still an outrage we got to that point

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as with banks, even if true, outrageous we ever got to that position

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it wasn't really size that made them dangerous. it was interconnection. derivatives, resolution, and consolidated supervisor > deposit size

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The economic benefits to the U.S. of having a
handful of banks with balance sheets greater than $1 trillion are small.
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depends what policy it is

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among many ways

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only question is whether 'rough guesses' is too generous

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yes

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lots of conflicting results in the research in this area

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duh

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Even if inflationary
pressures rise substantially as a result of quantitative easing and low
interest rates, the Federal Reserve has ample tools to rein inflation back in
if it chooses to do so.
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if for goal of reducing carbon emmissions then yes, that statement is true. For other goals, uncertain.

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even that won't work

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misaligned exchange rates mean slow growth. slow growth means no solving the problem, regardless

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if done right.

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The run on mmmfs was one of the systemic events that nearly blew up the world in 2008
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Assuming that Germany eventually agrees to backstop the debt of southern European countries, the eurozone as a whole will be better off if that bailout is unconditional, rather than accompanied by the labor market reforms and future budget controls that Germany is demanding of countries in return.
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in te end, Germany is going to subsidize to keep it together or else it's going to come apart.

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Probably, but the evidence is not as strong as you would think

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Moon landing was real. Evolution exists. Tax cuts lose revenue. The reasearch has shown this a thousand times. Enough already.

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you've got to be kidding me. of course it would be lower.

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communist dictatorship not exactly a growth strategy. I bet that stated growth rate even overstates reality

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so long as terrorists aren't too nuts to be deterred

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research shows only small % went to borrowers. But not all went to shareholderscan't forget the rentseeking or the emp. compensation

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more problematic are FCs @ pub schools they can't cover when cream skimming by start ups and the potential for good ones to be only for rich

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not really about size, it's about interconnection

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explicit support like FDIC much more important than implict supports

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the fact it was necessary doesn't mean we should be happy about it

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quit with the politics and just go read the official ARRA reports for a review of the evidence

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Taking into account all of the ARRA’s economic consequences — including the economic costs of raising taxes to pay for the spending, its effects on future spending, and any other likely future effects — the benefits of the stimulus will end up exceeding its costs.
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This all depends on how much you value avoiding shortrun collapse versus the costs longterm. But it’s not free.

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Local ordinances that limit rent increases for some rental housing units, such as in New York and San Francisco, have had a positive impact over the past three decades on the amount and quality of broadly affordable rental housing in cities that have used them.
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The typical chief executive officer of a publicly traded corporation in the U.S. is paid more than his or her marginal contribution to the firm's value.
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Mandating that U.S. publicly listed corporations must allow shareholders to cast a nonbinding vote on executive compensation was a good idea.
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The data are pretty obvious that this is a key factor. Not the only one, but a very significant one.

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If the US replaced
its discretionary monetary policy regime with a gold standard,
defining a "dollar" as a specific number of ounces of gold, the
pricestability and employment outcomes would be better for the average
American.
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eesh. Has it come to this?

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new gold reserve discoveries and changes in the technology of extraction, to name two simple examples

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but be careful about things with large compliance costs as a share of revenue. Waiting 15 mins to pay 20 cent toll is very dumb

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the one is specifically aimed at carbon so seems almost tautological. not necess true for other considerations like natl security etc

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Credible assumptions for
inflation, GDP growth and primary budget deficits in Italy imply that either
the DebttoGDP ratio in Italy would increase sharply if Italian
interest rates on 10year government debt remained at the November 30
level of around 7 percent or Italy would lose access to the bond
market.
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not good. not good.

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Absent outside help to deal
with runs, such as a pledge of fiscal support from Germany or an unlimited
commitment by the ECB to buy bonds, there is no spendingandtax plan
Italy can announce that would be credible enough
to hold its interest rates low enough to stabilize its
DebttoGDP ratio.
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without growth, all the austerity you can muster will not solve the problem

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Pretty clear directionally but question as to how impactful is the distortion in magnitude.

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Federal mandates that
government purchases should be “buy American” unless there are exceptional
circumstances,
such as in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, have a significant positive impact on U.S. manufacturing employment.
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there is some question in the data about how large these effects are, in practice, but the economic idea is straightforward

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same rationale as on the personal side. Clearly there would be transition issues for existing capital but the basic idea is straightforward

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We have at least 10,000 research papers establishing this one as a fact

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We know that there was a bubble and most of them went out of business.

Disagree  7 
The Chinese government
pursues policies that keep the renminbi's exchange rate vis à vis the dollar
lower than it would be if the currency floated without those policies.
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multiple trillions of foreign reserves, giant trade surpluses, fighting to contain domestic inflation. Smells a whole like undervaluation.

Agree  6 
Public school students would receive
a higher quality education if they all had the option of taking the government
money (local, state, federal) currently being spent on their own
education and turning that money into vouchers that they
could use towards covering the costs of any private school or public school of
their choice (e.g. charter schools).
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Uncertain  6 
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Agree  8 
The cumulative budget shortfalls in the US over the next 10 years can be reduced by half (or more) purely by increasing the federal marginal tax rate on ordinary income for those in the top tax bracket.
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Disagree  7 
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Disagree  7 
even if it works to lower long term rates, they are already so low it's hard to see how more reduction will induce much more investment etc

Disagree  4 