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  1. The proper role of governments in environmental international commons problems, including climate change and ocean acidification.

    Would like to hear more about how economics can advise on solutions to international environmental commons problems.

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  2. Who pays company tax and how much higher would wages be without it?

    Do corporations pay tax? Do they pay enough? Who actually pays? How much higher would wages be if corporations were not taxed? What does the latest research have to say?

    http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/3293/1/WP0917.pdf

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  3. Summary of Economic Systems & Theories

    An outline of the summaries of the systems of economics (capitalism, socialism, communism, mixed economies), along with their most common subsets (free market, social market, etc), the main questions they are trying to answer (means of production, profit and wealth capture, gov't role) would be critically important at this time. It seems to me that terms like socialism and capitalism are thrown around without meaning in the news. A chart of which countries are currently operating under which schema, and which politicians are advocating which types would be bonus. (Does Sanders really want Socialism or does he mean social market…

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  5. Money and Banking Update

    What is the fed up to over the past 8 years post recession vs what I was taught in the 1970s and 1980s. I was taught that the fed should keep a dollar worth a dollar and not to intentionally promote inflation. Compare the former open market operations with today's QE programs and direct purchases. What are the pros and cons of the new approach.

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  6. How do you get to a smaller goverment now that you have a big government ? Topic for Professor Boudveaux

    Do you not now need a strong government to get to a small government. It seems like a catch 22 to me. Do we have to wait for a black swan?

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  7. have you considered using EVERYDAY PEOPLE to make the points in EVERYDAY ECONOMICS ?

    have you considered using EVERYDAY PEOPLE to make your points in EVERYDAY ECONOMICS , for example , a great many
    man (woman) in the street LESSONS ?

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    Great question! I’d start with this section in Principles of Macro:

    https://mru.org/courses/principles-economics-macroeconomics/gdp-per-capita-purchasing-power-parity-example

    Then if you want to go deeper, I’d suggest diving into development economics. We have a our course here:
    https://mru.org/courses/development-economics

    There are also a lot of good books on the subject. You’ll see some of the featured at the beginning of the puzzle of growth video in Macro.

  9. SHARK TANK U - an outline of the steps to take FROM IDEA TO WE' RE KING OF THE HILL , SO PAY ATTENTION !

    SHARK TANK U - an outline of the steps it takes to go from IDEA TO
    WE'RE KING OF THE HILL , HERE'S HOW WE DID IT , SO PAY
    ATTENTION !

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  10. The Economics of Ideas - Open-source innovation

    How does open-source innovation economics work and how would you extrapolate the trend if society transitions to a robot/AI automated knowledge based economy?

    In the software world, we hear concepts like "paying it forward", which sound like like prizes and subsidies but, we also hear about giving back financially or through knowledge contribution on GitHub or Wikipedia.

    When the inventor shares freely and is sometimes able to gain back from others' work on top of their own work. Maybe it's like a pyramid scheme of ideas, but ideas don't seem to run out like regular pyramids.

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  11. Coping With Tech Driven Housing Booms / Rent Control

    Different kinds of rent controls - hard caps, regulated increases, tenancy decontrol, different approaches to charging "fair rents" and problems with linking to CPI.

    What should/could be done to cope in a housing boom? E.g. San Francisco, New York and so forth.

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  12. Can you please make a video of why my country Kosovo has unemployment of more than 40% even after 16 years have passed since war? I know so

    Can you please make a video of why my country Kosovo has unemployment of more than 40% even after 16 years have passed since war? I know some faults go to corrupted, incapable politicians but i want an economist point of view. Thanks!

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  13. How war effects on the countries

    knowing the economical reasons that makes a country attacks another country

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  14. Why hasn't gobs more money past the 2009 recovery ignited high inflation?

    What would Milton Friedman say about the comparatively low levels of inflation from 2009 to 2016 despite Fed printing presses running in overdrive?

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  16. Why isn't healthcare in America treated as a public good?

    All other developed nations have universal health care, paid for through a variety of methods. I understand the accident of history that caused the healthcare system to become essentially a bargaining chip for the unions, but now we have so fewer unions. So why do Americans put up with such a dysfunctional system, now rapid moving towards "cost sharing" which will only serve to bankrupt more and more individuals?

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  17. Homelessness

    It wasn't enough that shopping centers were empty. Now hotels and even apartments are empty. Those who are homeless often sleep by freeways, and there seems to be some social service work, but still, for example in Los Angeles, there are thousands of homeless people. What are the barriers? Are there good examples of situations where the homeless are in some type of group/individual housing? What is the invisible catalyst? Because the homeless sometimes do have transfer payments that would make it possible to pay rent, and some could work if they had hope and knew what kind of work…

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  20. Explain the “Flatten the Curve” chart and The Economic Implications of the Corona Virus.

    There are two thought cases here. How does flattening the curve through social distancing help stop the spread of the corona virus and what are the repercussions - economically- of flattening the curve.

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