Archive for the ‘stimulus economics’ Category

The ShopAmerica Gift Card — How Washington Can Stretch Your Government Checks

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Imagine your tax refund or social security checks being worth 10% to 25% more. The ShopAmerica Gift Card creates that option — you just need to spend the money at your choice of stores, over time.

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Possible Breakthrough: Is Our Gehrig Jersey Odyssey No Longer Half Baked?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Next to “plastics” the most famous line in The Graduate might have been where Benjamin announced to his father that he was going to marry Elaine Robinson.  Mr. Braddock firsts proposes congratulating the Robinsons (who Benjamin says haven’t been told), then Elaine (ditto) and finally asks:  “When are you going to pop the question?”   Benjamin [...]

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Increase Social Security Checks Without Increasing The Deficit

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Social Security payments have not been adjusted for inflation in two years.  However, there is an easy way for the Government to increase their purchasing power for senior citizens:  The ShopAmerica Gift Card.
Instead of just sending out the checks, suppose the Government gave people a choice:  You can either have this month’s check or you [...]

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WI FI everywhere

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 by andylevis

it sounds a little left field but the best solution to the economy is putting free wifi everywhere across the nation,businesses will invest more in their websites, people can buy products 24/7 , from wherever they are. Delivery companies will have more work, we as people will evolve.

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Reducing Private debt while promoting home ownership.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 by Carlos Diaz (cradiaz)

Government sanctioned home ownership, while encouraging paying off mortgages.

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Economic Recovery for Dummies (bankers, government officials, etc.)!

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by thinkthenact

For the higher ups in charge of the fiasco they call a recovery plan!

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The Complete ThinkOOB Stimulus Economics Plan

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

This Posting sumamrizes the Best of the Ideas from the only website paying $1-million for Yours

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Stimulus Stamps - Alternative Currency

Friday, February 27th, 2009 by Grady Cash

Last year, consumers received a tax refund to stimulate spending, but much of the funds were saved, so the desired impact was not achieved. This effect could be eliminated by issuing an immediate tax refund to all adults of $1,000 that would not be a check, but a form of alternative currency that I’ll refer [...]

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Reducing the Cost of Being Poor

Friday, February 20th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Imagine a way to stimulate the economy and put more money into the hands of both the working poor and small businesses, while reducing both the foreclosure rate and the federal deficit, all without raising taxes.
Economic alchemy, you say?   Read on.
Chances are, if you in the demographic which reads these essays, you have never applied for, [...]

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For Universities Only: A Stimulating Thought on Stimulus Economics

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Whoever reads this first from a university, wins.  That’s how obvious the idea is.  The previous post calling for a new branch of study, Stimulus Economics, left out the obvious benefit to whichever university reads this posting first:  Money.  The university which is first to establish a sub-department of “Stimulus Economics” will find that this [...]

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