Posts Tagged ‘economic recovery’

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The idea to market Lou Gehrig jerseys to raise proceeds and awareness for ALS was first made public in the economic policy humor book Why the Heck Aren’t We Already Doing This Stuff? 12 Economic Policy Ideas Even a Congressman Could Understand. air max pas cher pour homme Mochilas Kanken Infantil fjallraven kanken pas [...]

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How to Boost Home Sales Permanently…at No Taxpayer Expense

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Housing sales can be boosted siginificantly — at no taxpayer cost — bythe federal government taking one simple step to reform the way houses are bought, sold, and financed.

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STATE OF THE UNION FALLS SHORT ON “OUTSIDE THE BOX” SOLUTIONS

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

President Obama’s State of the Union speech proposed ways to help the middle class recover and also to create some jobs.   Naturally — and despite a proposed spending freeze – these initiatives will cost money.   He overlooked four initiatives that can also help the middle class, and  create jobs either directly or indirectly, but without costing anybody anything.
First, why [...]

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ANOTHER ROUND OF STIMULUS? PROOF THAT WE ARE IN A “METHADONE ECONOMY”

Sunday, December 13th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

I hate to be one of those I-told-you-so guys (not!) but way back in April I predicted a second round of stimulus, in 2010. I pointed that that the housing bubble was like heroin, and the first stimulus was like Methadone to prevent the economy from going “cold turkey” after the housing bubble burst.  (That [...]

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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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That’s just like flat out lying to you

Monday, December 1st, 2008 by klewi

Many commentators have lamented the fact that people did not spend their stimulus checks in 2008, but saved them instead. Obviously, the “stimulus” only works if people spend it. Recent examples of those commentators would be Bruce Bartlett (New York Times 12/24/08), Ed Glaeser (Boston Globe 1/5/09), and Scott Lehigh (Boston Globe 1/9/09). No one has suggested the solution proposed below, which would hugely incentivize spending a tax cut or stimulus check, while at the same time providing a windfall to consumers at no additional cost to the government. So to those commentators and everyone else, we offer the following lesson in the new field of “stimulus economics.”

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