Tag Archives: New York

Tourism Vital to Florida’s Economy

By Erick Winterkamp Florida is known around the world for its white sandy beaches, diverse wildlife and theme parks. These environmental and manmade attractions make it a hotspot for domestic and international tourism. State and local taxes and spending have … Continue reading

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Anti-Price Gouging laws Hamper Storm Recovery

By Chad Thomas Prices can tell us a lot. They communicate information about the value of resources in an economy and coordinate action among a myriad of buyers and sellers, many of whom have never met. The price system often … Continue reading

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Occupational Licensing For Florida’s Barbers Does More Harm Than Good

By Jamaal Gill   The rise of occupational licensing has become a major concern to Florida’s businesses. These regulations affect everyone from doctors to restauranteurs; barbers to financial advisors. The main justifications for occupational licensing are the promotion of consumer … Continue reading

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Preliminary Prices on Obamacare Exchanges Exceeds Estimates

Original post date: October 30, 2013 Article by: Anonymous Now that October 1 has passed, the online marketplaces for health insurance under Obamacare are open for business. Individuals are free to browse the site and choose any policy available to … Continue reading

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Wealth Migration Pays Florida

State. It is also worth noting that you can track individual counties. For Florida, the biggest winners were a strip along the Gulf coast (from Citrus County to Collier) and most of the Atlantic coast. Of course, there are other … Continue reading

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Public Debt: How Does Florida Stack Up?

Original post date: June 20, 2013 Article by: Anonymous Over at the Tax Foundation, a recent Monday Map highlights the debt per capita of each state. The good news is that Florida ranks fairly low on the list, coming in … Continue reading

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Path Dependence, Entrenched Interests, and the Future of Transit

Original post date: April 09, 2013 Article by: Anonymous Path dependence: The tendency of a past or traditional practice or preference to continue even if better alternatives are available.           Mortimer L. Downey has worked in New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the … Continue reading

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