rePost::Marginal Revolution: The charity tax

The charity tax The estimated social pressure cost of saying no to a solicitor is $3.5 for an in-state charity and $1.4 for an out-of-state charity. Our welfare calculations suggest that our door-to-door fund-raising campaigns on average lower utility of the potential donors. via Marginal Revolution: The charity tax. We hate not doing/giving, but we […]

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rePost::The poor and the dark skinned have more babies than the rich and the light skinned : Greg Laden’s Blog

Because there is no reason to stay ignorant for so long This falsehood … that poor people are out reproducing rich people … is important and interesting in a number of ways. For one thing, it exposes people’s race-based biases and fears. The anger that is expressed at me when I suggest that this is […]

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rePost: Dr Doom on the Philippines:RGE – Are There Bright Spots Amid the Global Recession?

Philippines The Philippines’ stalwart consumers saved the economy from the recessions that plagued its more export-dependent neighbors. Remittances proved surprisingly resilient despite the global economic slowdown as Filipino laborers, especially professional or skilled workers, continued to find strong demand overseas. This was partly due to the government’s diligence in forging new hiring agreements with several […]

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