Pigou and the “bad things”

Michael Giberson Greg Mankiw called it “the Pigou Club in a Nutshell“, quoting the following from Tim Kane: we should aim to tax the bad things (noise, gasoline, trash, violent crime, evil foreign dictators) and untax the good things (homegrown profits, employment, innovation). But take another look at that list of “bad things”: noise, gasoline, … More Pigou and the “bad things”More Pigou and the “bad things”

Responding to higher energy costs, the home building version

Michael Giberson An article in the Washington Post discusses what you can do when building a new home to help keep energy costs low. Here Michael McKechnie of Mountain View Builders in Berkeley Springs, WV, provides a summary: McKechnie outlined the major steps to building a house with the lowest possible energy costs and perhaps … More Responding to higher energy costs, the home building versionMore Responding to higher energy costs, the home building version