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{ Monthly Archives } August 2010

Review: A Game of Thrones

There is a good book inside Game of Thrones—maybe even two—but they are buried underneath an avalanche of monotonous detail, with four interconnected plot lines fighting each other for attention and strangling each other for air. The book tries to do too much and instead does too little. As the first part of an epic-scoped […]

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Balancing Budgets

Why do balanced budget proposals always make up their deficits with automatic spending cuts? Why couldn’t we have a system where the budget automatically adjusts taxes up to close the deficit in the previous year, unless Congress passed a 2/3rds vote to find appropriate cuts? You’d have to watch out for Laffer Curve effects, because […]

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