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This has already been done but with a cap on the total rate. Also, the rate is locked in for the loan period. The Q did not state this.

Uncertain  5 
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Important question with an answer that depends on too many factors for a flippant response on my part.

Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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There is a free rider problem with regard to (good) charities. Removing the deduction could be more distortionary.

Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Of course the average is lower than the max. But that does not mean the nation should not go that route.

Uncertain  4 
Raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour would make it noticeably harder for lowskilled workers to find employment.
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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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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Disagree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Depends what the alternative is.

Agree  7 
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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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Agree  5 
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Disagree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Cherrypicking will occur and the government option gets more adversely selected.

Agree  6 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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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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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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I wrote a term paper on this topic in the previous century when I was an undergraduate. Don't know anything else about sugar markets.

Agree  7 
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The policies should not be at the college/univ level but should be at the PROGRAM level. Better than nothing, though.

Agree  5 
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Uncertain  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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As long as taxes on those with incomes > $250K were already increased and revenues collected were insufficient.

Agree  8 
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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Depends how unconditional

Disagree  6 
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Once again, a lot depends on the level of unconditionality

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  3 

Strongly Disagree  7 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Strongly Agree  8 

Uncertain  5 
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But I don't know how much it would stimulate economic growth and, thus, I could not claim that it would be "substantial."

Disagree  5 
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The word "substantially" threw me off a bit and perhaps a better answer would be "uncertain."

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Disagree  6 
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It would probably make it harder for a terrorist to learn the procedure being used but it would make getting through the system easier.

Uncertain  5 
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It all depends on how the tickets were initially sold. The question is why there was excess demand in the first place.

Agree  7 
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Uncertain  6 
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Strongly Agree  9 

Agree  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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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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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Uncertain  4 
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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Agree  3 

Uncertain  5 
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But that is only the demand side. The slowdown in the supply of these skill sets is just as important (or more). You need the SS side too.

Agree  7 
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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Strongly Disagree  8 
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Strongly Agree  9 
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Prices allocate goods more efficiently to consumers.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Strongly Agree  7 
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Supply shifts to the left b/c of a host of factors including paying off authorities and related drug supply restrictions (plus added costs).

Agree  8 
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Depends on how "moderate" the tax is.

Agree  5 
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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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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Uncertain  5 
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There are many distortions of great consequence created by the policy.

Strongly Disagree  8 
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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The impact is quite uncertain, depends on elasticities (degree of substitutability, price differences, impact on input prices, etc.).

Disagree  5 
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The mortgage interest rate deduction is only for housing and distorts household decisions relative to other goods and services.

Agree  7 
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If even a few could predict that well then there would be little volatility and these "geniuses" would be very rich.

Strongly Agree  8 
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The Q is still oddly worded, but appears to ask whether the dot.com bubble was a bubble. I guess I think it was.

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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The undervaluation of the currency is part of their growth strategy. Higher prices for consumers; more demand for products from abroad.

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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Many public school students would benefit but some with little choice might not. On net it would be beneficial and increase competition.

Uncertain  6 
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There are some good estimates showing that higher taxes at the top nets more income. Labor SS response is low as is falsification of income

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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Don't have any idea if it would be onehalf. That seems rather large. But if it were true  let's do it.

Disagree  7 
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Making more funds available for longterm borrowing need not raise investment with so much uncertainty. Also one %age point is too precise

Disagree  4 