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Rule Britannia?

最近讀了劍橋英國史, 外加偶然在 Youtube 上看了 BBC Proms 08 年的片段, 讓我有了一些感嘆:

男中音是威爾斯男中音特非爾 (Bryn Terfel)

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It is a well-known quote commenting economic policies:”We are all Keynesians right now.” It is true, at least in political arena, and even for free-market economists becoming careered politicians. Stimulus plans, aimed to substitute the lost purchasing power due to the financial crisis, are setup just within such a short time and are so roughly planned and enormously empowered comparing to their sizes and authority. However, majority public opinions overwhelming support these government expansions since “this crisis is not measurable and never had happened before.”

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當兵的日子, 寫文章的時間不多, 看東西的時間倒是變多了。

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看到最近沸沸揚揚的消費券議題, 從之前就想要寫些什麼討論一下這個公共政策, 但無論是在意識型態咖啡, 異鄉人或是 Evil Capitalist Heroes 都有淺白但是深刻的討論, 如果再多寫什麼, 都有班門弄斧的嫌疑, 只是手癢的時候還是停不住, 由於消費券政策的『勢在必行』, 不妨來討論一下, 怎麼樣衡量消費券的效果。 (繼續閱讀…)

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引用 akaruisonne 前一篇文章的內容

此外,台灣人很喜歡用股市表現衡量政府表現。股市不是經濟表現的適當指標,就像是用電風扇吹考卷打分數一樣荒謬。但是更有甚者,這種態度會改變政府財經政策的誘因機制,使得政府傾向推動一些能夠鼓勵民眾投機的政策,長期來講,未必有利國家的經濟發展。 (繼續閱讀…)

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本篇文章是由一篇以前寫過的短文修訂過後的成品, 也作為下一篇討論課稅問題的暖身。

資訊不對稱的研究, 如果以諾貝爾獎得主的研究當起點, 經典的論文可以追溯到: (繼續閱讀…)

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After the JCEE this year, the “minimum” score requiring for entering a college fall from 18 to 7.69. The Premier of Taiwan demanded there shall be another “education reform” that we shall not tolerate the declining “quality” of high school. It is argued that the old system shall be restored. It means the original credit system shall be abolished since it results in the declining of high school education quality, for example, one may flunk his mathematics or English all three years and granted his senior high school diploma by enough credit from P.E. or music lesson. The old system, demanding one shall pass all major subjects to enter the next year of one’s study, is recognized as a better instrument to secure the basic standard of senior high school graduates. (繼續閱讀…)

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