Monthly Archives: May 2014

Government-supported car purchases in the same way as single-payer healthcare might actually be a good idea

NC has a post in which they criticize the Freakanomics guys’ attempt to push for further privatization of health care: In a meeting with UK PM David Cameron, Levitt and his co-author apparently made some rather absurd remarks about health … Continue reading

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We’re reduced to liberals vs conservatives again

Ars Technica reports that the Pentagon will move Chelsea Manning and start hormone treatment: Formerly known as Bradley Manning, the private was court-martialed last year and sentenced to 35 years for forwarding a cache of classified documents to WikiLeaks. After … Continue reading

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Taxes > Subsidies

Ars Technica summarizes a paper whose authors looked at ways of slowing down deforestation for cattle raising in the Amazon. They consider two options: You can get a reduction forest clearance by taxing land on which cattle is pastured conventionally … Continue reading

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