Joe Lieberman on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
"I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is." Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat from Connecticut who became an independent, says New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not...
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
Publicly funded health care
Publicly funded health care is a form of health care financing designed to meet the cost of all or most health care needs from a publicly managed fund. Usually this is under some form of democratic a...
State school
State schools (also known as public schools, though not in England) generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part b...
Subsidy
A subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy. Although common...
Welfare economics
Welfare economics is a branch of economics that uses microeconomic techniques to evaluate well-being (welfare) at the aggregate (economy-wide) level. A typical methodology begins with the derivation (...
Welfare state
A welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of e...
Marginal tax rate
In a tax system and in economics, the tax rate describes the ratio (usually expressed as a percentage) at which a business or person is taxed. There are several methods used to present a tax rate: st...
U of M Transitway
The U of M Transitway is a busway that runs between the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Use of the roadway is limited to buses, bicycles, and emergency vehicles. The Uni...
Equalization payments
Equalization payments are cash payments made in some federal systems of government from the federal government to subnational governments with the objective of offsetting differences in available reve...
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
Generational imbalance
Generational imbalance is the economic and political tension which characterizes a state which has a reduced birth rate and increased health resulting in an increasing aging population compared to its...
History of Lothian Buses
Lothian Buses Plc is one of two municipal bus companies in Scotland (The other being DGC in Dumfries & Galloway) and the largest provider of bus moundservices in Edinburgh, Scotland. City of Edinb...
Frontier Nursing Service
The Frontier Nursing Service provides healthcare services to rural, underserved populations and educates nurse-midwives.The Service maintains six rural healthcare clinics in eastern Kentucky, the Mary...
Tortilleria
A tortilleria, or tortilla bakery is a shop that produces and sells freshly made tortillas. Tortillerias are native to Mexico and Central America, and some are being established in some areas of the ...
Progressive tax
A progressive tax is a tax in which the tax rate increases as the taxable base amount increases. The term "progressive" refers to the way the tax rate progresses from low to high, with the result that...
PAMI
PAMI (Spanish: Programa de Atención Médica Integral; English: Comprehensive Medical Attention Program) is a public health insurance agency in Argentina managed by the Ministry of Health.
A...
Regressive tax
A regressive tax is a tax imposed in such a manner that the tax rate decreases as the amount subject to taxation increases. "Regressive" describes a distribution effect on income or expenditure, refer...
Family cap
Family Cap is a practice to deny mothers and families who receive welfare assistance further financial assistance after the birth of another child.This is practiced in some states of the USA and in so...
Kaldor–Hicks efficiency
Kaldor–Hicks efficiency, named for Nicholas Kaldor and John Hicks, also known as Kaldor–Hicks criterion, is a measure of economic efficiency that captures some of the intuitive appeal of Pareto effici...
Utility–possibility frontier
In welfare economics, a utility–possibility frontier (or utility possibilities curve), is a widely used concept analogous to the better-known production–possibility frontier. The graph shows the maxim...
Negative interest on excess reserves
The European Central Bank and countries such as Sweden and Denmark have paid negative interest on excess reserves (taxing banks for exceeding their reserve requirements) as an expansionary monetary po...
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
Marguerite is a free shuttle service Stanford University offers to its students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Stanford's history of providing free transportation is as old as the universit...
Unemployment insurance (Japan)
Unemployment insurance (雇用保険, koyou hoken), also known as 失業保険 (shitsugyou hoken) is the "user pays" system of unemployment benefits that operate in Japan. It is paired with Workers' Acci...
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 1 (1973), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held the San Antonio Independent School District's financing system,...
Public hospital
A public hospital or government hospital is a hospital which is owned by a government and receives government funding. In some countries, this type of hospital provides medical care free of charge, th...