Category Economics

Applying Economic Theory to Schools? CRAZY!?

Harnessing Economic Preferences to Improve School Performance – A Chicago Case Study Author and Chicago Economist, Steve Levitt, argues harnessing the power of risk aversion to improve teacher performance in schools.  Steve Levitt, author of Freakonomics, is no stranger to interesting and compelling economic insights (please if you haven’t, click the picture to pick up […]

Do we really NEED to be concerned about the debt?

Do we really NEED to be concerned about the debt? In short, yes. However, there are many aspects that one needs to look at and in the short-term, maybe not. The total outstanding debt of the United States federal government stands at just around  16 trillion dollars (that’s 16,000,000,000,000.00) according to the US debt clock . That […]

Romney & Co Release 2011 Tax Returns (DOWNLOAD HERE)

Today, 9.21.2012, Romney released his 2011 Tax Return. Download link here. Just moments ago Romney released his 2011 tax returns for the public. Fulfilling a campaign promise in an attempt to deflect negative attention away from him.Click here to download Today, Romney released his 2011 Tax returns showing that he paid $1.9 million dollars in […]