#19 – “Big Government Is a Check on Big Business” : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

http://fee.org/the_freeman/detail/19-big-government-is-a-check-on-big-business

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About that CEO/employee pay gap – Economics – AEI feedly

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About that CEO/employee pay gap – Economics – AEI
http://www.aei.org/article/economics/about-that-ceoemployee-pay-gap/?utm_source=today&utm_medium=paramount&utm_campaign=101414#mbl
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Government Is the Biggest Threat to Innovation, Say Silicon Valley Insiders feedly

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Government Is the Biggest Threat to Innovation, Say Silicon Valley Insiders
// Reason Magazine – Hit & Run

The biggest barrier to innovation in the United States is the government itself—so says a panel of “50 executives, innovators, and thinkers” surveyed by The Atlantic. Specifically, 20 percent of them say that government regulation/bureaucracy is the worst hurdle to creativity, while another 16 percent finger immigration policies as the worst offender.

Barriers to innovation

Unsurprisingly with this tech-savvy audience, more than three times as many (35 percent) consider Edward Snowden a “hero” as consider him a “traitor” (11 percent). Twenty-four percent pick “neither/it’s complicated.”

And what’s the biggest threat to privacy? While 8 percent of the panel picks government, twice as many put the blame on unconcerned citizens and a complacent culture (14 percent said Facebook and 11 percent tag Google).

See the full survey here.

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Takings and Tax Revenue: Fiscal Impacts of Eminent Domain | Mercatus

http://mercatus.org/publication/takings-and-tax-revenue-fiscal-impacts-eminent-domain

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Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty feedly

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Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/10/diseases_of_pov.html
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How Much Are Public School Teachers Willing to Pay for Their Retirement Benefits? — by Maria Donovan Fitzpatrick feedly

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How Much Are Public School Teachers Willing to Pay for Their Retirement Benefits? — by Maria Donovan Fitzpatrick
// National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers

Public sector employees receive large fractions of their lifetime income in the form of deferred compensation. The introduction of the opportunity provided to Illinois public school employees to purchase additional pension benefits allows me to estimate employees’ willingness-to-pay for benefits relative to the cost of providing them. The results show employees are willing to pay 20 cents on average for a dollar increase in the present value of expected retirement benefits. The findings suggest substantial inefficiency in compensation and cast doubt on the ability of deferred compensation schemes to attract employees.
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Easy Money Isn’t the Source of Prosperity | RealClearMarkets

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2014/10/10/easy_money_isnt_the_source_of_prosperity_101321.html

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