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How Government Crowds out Private Investment

at 12:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

The phenomenon of crowding out is one of the key things to understanding accounts of public spending. Ultimately, there’s only a certain amount of investment capital around. To the extent that the government is using that money, whether for investment or for current spending, it’s not available to other people. So, if the government sells

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“How Government Crowds out Private Investment”

Externalities: Market Failure or Political Failure?

September 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Economists often talk about externalities as a reason why government should regulate markets. Externalities refer to situations where in our private actions we may impose costs on other actors without paying appropriate compensation. So for example, when a factory pumps out noxious fumes into the atmosphere it’s imposing an externality on the people in the

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“Externalities: Market Failure or Political Failure?”

Was the Apollo Program a Bad Idea? | A SciShow Documentary

September 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Hank: Thanks to Hack The Moon for sponsoring this very special episode of SciShow. Go to wehackthemoon.com to learn even more about the Apollo 11 mission. Almost 50 years ago on July 20th, 1969, space exploration changed forever. That day the United States landed the first astronauts on the moon as part of the Apollo

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“Was the Apollo Program a Bad Idea? | A SciShow Documentary”