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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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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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At white house we found that 30% of increases in corn prices, 10% of grain, 2% of food caused by ethanol and biodiesel for 200708.

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Standard efficiency argument, but the calclulatiions show large taxes would be required to have any effect. Elasticies are low.

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Danger of contagion has been overstated.

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Too toug to predict business cycle activity let alone the effect of a particular factor on it in this case.

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Cuts or less rapid growth? Keep benefits constant in real terms or relative to wages? If mean real growth, I agree need more tax on all.

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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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Academic evidence supports this. See Romer and Romer AER 2010; Bergh and Henriksen survey and book. Ed Prescott Eli Lecture 2002.

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This is the Laffer curve issue. There is little (if any) evidence that rates exceed revenuemaximizing levels. See Mankiw, Feldstein.

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Trade with China has lowered prices paid by the average consumer, in some sectors, by significant amounts.

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Although there are overall benefits, some, especially with specific skills, are hurt because they cannot transition costlessly to new jobs.

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Wages of all educated service workers have risen over time. No evidence and competition does not imply increase greater than productivity.

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Most of the action is on the tax side as CBO documents. See my WSJ oped on May 18, 2012 about this.
see background information here 
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See Jamaica v. Barbados and other Caribb. nations that are not embargoed. Their growth depends on local policy. Other evidence as well.

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France is not in terrible budgetary shape, but this won't help. Whether they finance spending through debt or taxes is a secondorder issue

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Research suggests that this costincreasing restriction has not cost France much employment, but not that it is helpful to employment.

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Inefficiency from short term monopoly that results in "gouging" is secondary to losses in efficiency from a getting items to right users.

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Too complex an issue to speak to without having researched it more thoroughly. I don't feel that I know the data or arguments.

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Private issuers could have achieved the same effect absent F/F's govt granted advantage. Shareholders' benefits were arbitraged away, though

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The main disadvantage to vouchers is potential weakening of public schools. But those that would lose students are terrible already.

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Those most likely to be hurt are already in terrible schools. There are some others who might also be hurt, but probably not by much.

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Govt policy that affects supply feeds into market prices over the long run. Short run variations are almost completely unrelated to govt.

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Estimates used by CEA of the effect of complete free trade are as large as $500 billion per year  enormous even if off by a scalar.

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Although difficult to estimate, there is little evidence of negative effects of NAFTA and the positives are obvious.

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Most studies that I have seen indicate that banning short selling has no effect on average price, but does lead to higher variance

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The estimates are varied and the highest are based on ex ante models, not experiencedbased data. The upper bound estimate is low.

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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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The cost is the enormous and toughtoreverse growth of government. This swamps even high estimates of benefits. See my opeds. that explain
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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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Even in the short run, rent control induces owners to move property to other uses, misallocate the property, and substitute nonprice alloc.

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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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Obviously, there are abuses, but the exec. market is reasonably competitive. Some contribute far more to shareholder value than their pay.

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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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Mandates are not necessary. Potential shareholders do not have to own shares in companies whose corp gov is not to their liking.

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The distribution has spread out at all relevant deciles. The question that remains is why the skill gap is not closing.

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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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The gold standard adds credibility when a country lacks discipline.The cost is monetary polic flexibility. The tradeoff is unclear in US.

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This is a market like any other. The supply of gold and other sources of demand affect its price in real terms relative to other goods.

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The failure to price things like time results in overuse. Pricing has already proven to be effective in applicable situations, revenue aside

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This compares two ineffective approaches. The magnitude of this problem is so great that no sufficient carbon tax is feasible worldwide.

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Quantities also adjust because of the effect on demand but the supply price is higher when drugs are illegal.

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Two issues confound this. The effect of lower prices and more availability on the young and drug tourism.

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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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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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The is much evidence on this point and alternative proposals that could remove distortions and provide better health care incentives.

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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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More important than financing choice is likely the excess of housing investment relative to other investment that would be reduced.

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This is the standard issue of subsidizing debt financing over equity financing and the proposal moves in the right direction.

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Markets may be far from perfect, but the literature supports that the current price is the best predictor of tomorrow's price.

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In cases where ex post, something turns out to be a bubble, it is tough to say that ex ante expectations were plausible.

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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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They use the exchange rate for monetary policy, but some knowledgeable economist believe that the rate would be higher with float.

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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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The main disadvantage to vouchers is potential weakening of public schools. But those that would lose students are terrible already.

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Revenue would rise, but the important question is what happens to growth, not revenue. The goal is not to maximize the size of government.

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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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Using the President's numbers, the gaps are too big, more so if we go beyond 10 years. Scoring of tax increase do not show big deficit cuts.

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Fed has already used its best weapons. This is fine tuning to the extreme and unlikely to do much. It might not even go in the right directi

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