Archive for December 29th, 2010

Dear 112th Congress: Let Us Introduce You to the “Zero Deficit Line”


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Lindsay Boyd at 4:26pm PST   •   2 Comments

As many Americans prepare to face those well-intended, but oft-abandoned New Year’s resolutions, what changes in resolve should the new 112th Congress be targeting? We prepare to close the books on the 111th Congressional agenda, but now what? In this exclusive MyGovCost.org Policy Analysis, economist and creator of the Government Cost Calculator, Craig Eyermann,...
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Housing Regulation, Taxation and Population Growth


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:57am PST   •   0 Comments

In a great post over at Economix, Ed Glaeser makes the point that the absence of disastrous housing regulation explains why states like Arizona and Texas have the highest growth rates in population. “The future shape of America is being driven not by quality of life or economic success but by the obscure rules...
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