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While economists' estimates of the external costs generated by gasoline are imprecise, Greg Mankiw, a prominent economist who served in the George W. Bush Administration, has suggested that federal gas taxes should be $1 per gallon to cover the negative externalities. Though well above the current ...
... while there are many conservative economists with appointments at top universities, publications in top journals, and so on, they have no influence on conservative policymaking. What the right wants are charlatans and cranks, in (conservative) Greg Mankiw's famous phrase. If they use actual economists ...

Economists such as Paul Krugman (a Democrat) and Greg Mankiw (a Republican) warned that trade is not the win-lose game the president seems to imagine. Prominent retailers from Walmart on down warned that tariffs would lead to higher prices. The Farm Belt - the bread basket of American exports ...
When President Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, I was reminded of a line from George Orwell: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” While Orwell's comment was focused on military and political issues ...
Let's talk taxes. The business tax plan being promoted by President Trump, and its close cousin released by House leadership this week, start with a good idea but then descend into an unworkable mess. Fortunately, the flaws can be fixed, if policymakers are willing to be bold. The centerpiece of the Trump ...
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” President Trump said that in February, yielding more than a few chuckles from pundits and late-night comedians. In fact, anyone who has spent some time thinking about the issue sees its complexity. With the collapse of the Senate health care bills ...

In the debate about federal tax policy, one question looms large: Should we have a tax cut that increases the budget deficit? President Trump says he wants “a massive tax cut … maybe the biggest tax cut we've ever had.” But the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who is clearly worried about the ...
How often do you have an opportunity to change history? The Washington State legislature does right now. Back in my old home state of Washington, Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson and the rest of the State legislature has an opportunity to make Washington the first U.S. state with a carbon tax.
Economists from Paul Krugman to Greg Mankiw, and political leaders from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to former President Obama, all support pricing carbon. It's simple: You can't throw your garbage on the street for free, so big polluters shouldn't spew harmful emissions into our atmosphere for ...
Greg Mankiw's class, “Economics 10a: Principles of Economics” is Harvard's most popular course among undergraduates, attracting 633 students this past fall. As is the case in many introductory classes, students attend a combination of large lectures and smaller sections led by graduate assistants and ...
This type of approach is championed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State James Baker and George Shultz, and economic thought leaders Martin Feldstein and Greg Mankiw. Our largest oil and gas producers, General Motors and Tesla, support it along with Cargill's former CEO, ...
The tax legislation approved this week by Congress is a mixed bag. It combines some badly needed reforms with various messy provisions seemingly designed to keep accountants and tax lawyers fully employed. But the part of the bill that most disappoints me is a small, simple change in policy: a new tax ...
It is impossible to find a left-of-center economist who supports the bill, while even conservative economists like Greg Mankiw, who shares the GOP's objective of reducing taxes on the rich, has criticized their plan. Tax lawyers have ripped the plan to shreds as a shoddily designed invitation for more ...
Let's talk taxes. The business tax plan being promoted by President Trump, and its close cousin released by House leadership this week, start with a good idea but then descend into an unworkable mess. Fortunately, the flaws can be fixed, if policymakers are willing to be bold. The centerpiece of the Trump ...
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” President Trump said that in February, yielding more than a few chuckles from pundits and late-night comedians. In fact, anyone who has spent some time thinking about the issue sees its complexity. With the collapse of the Senate health care bills ...
In the debate about federal tax policy, one question looms large: Should we have a tax cut that increases the budget deficit? President Trump says he wants “a massive tax cut … maybe the biggest tax cut we've ever had.” But the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who is clearly worried about the ...
Michael T. Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser, gave President Trump at least one piece of excellent advice. According to The Huffington Post, it was 3 a.m. when Mr. Flynn got a call from the president with an important question: Is it good for the economy to have a strong dollar or a weak ...

Even those who are not economically illiterate make this mistake, painting themselves irreversibly as Northeastern big city people who don't have to make a living in the real world (Greg Mankiw and his full-throated cries for “Pigou Taxes”, that is, getting the riff-raff in flyoverland to fund the budget by not ...
When President Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, I was reminded of a line from George Orwell: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” While Orwell's comment was focused on military and political issues ...
Here is England's Alfred Marshall, the most influential economist of the time, opining on the role of migrants in 1898, in a book that was then the equivalent of Samuelson's Economics or Greg Mankiw's Principles of Economics (Marshall wrote a book with the same title):. For immigrants coming from a ...
This group included George Shultz and Jim Baker, former Secretaries of State under Reagan and Bush Sr.; Hank Paulson, former Secretary of the Treasury under Bush Jr. and ex-CEO of Goldman Sachs; and conservative economist Greg Mankiw (related: see George Shultz talk about his solar-powered ...
One day he attended a debate between his two most famous professors: Michael Sandel, the philosopher, and Greg Mankiw, the economist who had served as ...
... tax will continue to be permanent. There are limits, after all. ¹For reasons to be invented later and then hastily confirmed by Greg Mankiw and ...
... reduction in corporate taxes to result in a more than $1 increase in wages (see for instance Casey Mulligan and Greg Mankiw), but even most ...
At best, says conservative economist Greg Mankiw of Harvard, growth could cover about a third of the cost of tax cuts. Still, false hope ...
But economists who have worked in Republican administrations support it, including Greg Mankiw and Casey Mulligan. The new caveat about ...
Greg Mankiw of Harvard, a top economic advisor to President George W. Bush, once described those who say tax cuts will pay for themselves ...
Harvard economist Greg Mankiw, an outspoken conservative who led George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, has called ...
The Harvard economist Greg Mankiw coined the phrase "charlatans and cranks" specifically to describe people who claim that tax cuts pay for ...
More Summers: “I have strong disagreements on tax policy with Republican economists such as Greg Mankiw, Glenn Hubbard and Martin ...
Greg Mankiw, former top economist to President George W. Bush, calls it logical to cut pass-through business rates at the same time corporate ...
The Harvard economist Greg Mankiw coined the phrase “charlatans and cranks” specifically to describe people who claim that tax cuts pay for ...
(You might listen to someone who served in the Bush administration, like Greg Mankiw of Harvard.) And, if you're insanely rich yourself, it helps ...
Former Council of Economic Advisers head Greg Mankiw explained: “It is a standard proposition in economics that the deadweight loss of a tax ...
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” President Trump said that in February, yielding more than a few chuckles from pundits ...
In the debate about federal tax policy, one question looms large: Should we have a tax cut that increases the budget deficit? President Trump ...
Michael T. Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser, gave President Trump at least one piece of excellent advice. According to The Huffington Post, it was 3 a.m. when Mr. Flynn got a call from the president with an important question: Is it good for the economy to have a strong dollar or a weak ...
Conservative economists like Greg Mankiw, who is a Republican Bush guy at Harvard, says you only earn back about a third of the money you lose in tax cuts. So that money will leave the federal government and create a deficit and make it hard for us to fund basic services — education, infrastructure, ...
After all, writes Harvard professor and New York Times columnist Greg Mankiw, “we live in a world where capital flows from country to country, ...
The tax plan released by House Republicans on Thursday would cut the rate on corporate income, but not all businesses are corporations.
At best, says conservative economist Greg Mankiw of Harvard, growth could cover about a third of the cost of tax cuts. Still, false hope ...
Columbia's Glenn Hubbard and Harvard's Greg Mankiw, both of whom advised the younger Bush, say growth can recoup 25 percent to 30 ...
(You might listen to someone who served in the Bush administration, like Greg Mankiw of Harvard.) And, if you're insanely rich yourself, it helps ...
... was founded by James Baker, George Schultz, Michael Bloomberg, Ted Halstead, Larry Summers, Greg Mankiw, Gregory Page and others.
So, as Harvard professor of economics Greg Mankiw wrote, "When people start leaving a monetary unit at the cash register for the next ...
Doing a quick noodle around the statistical relationships in the Chetty et al data, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw has taken a preliminary crack ...
This is why many people, including conservatives such as James Baker, George Shultz, Greg Mankiw, Rob Walton and others, believe that the ...
A business group has gathered the support of more than 700 economists for repealing the estate tax, a goal of Republicans aiming to overhaul ...
Interestingly, as Greg Mankiw noted before, middle income Americans have shifted since 1979 from being, on average, net contributors to net ...
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” President Trump said that in February, yielding more than a few chuckles from pundits ...


 

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