What is in the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Economic Development Policy? Analysis of "Choosing to compete in the 21st century".

  The overall analysis of “Choosing to compete in the 21st century” places job “creation” as the major economic development goal for the Patrick-Murray Administration. Massachusetts’ Government expects level of employments to be affected by their policies. Furthermore, Massachusetts’ administration expects to see inverse effects on the three subcategories of the labor market (Structural unemployment, … Continue reading What is in the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Economic Development Policy? Analysis of "Choosing to compete in the 21st century".

Contemporary economic development theories: "Development as Freedom" by Amartya Sen.

Neo-conservatives ideas which precede Sen's perspective became policies mainly throughout the implementation of the so-called “Structural Adjustment” during the 80’s. The targeted countries for these sets of policies were mostly in Latin America, countries of the former Soviet Union and parts of Africa. Friedman and von Hayek’s ideas materialized as policies in the form of … Continue reading Contemporary economic development theories: "Development as Freedom" by Amartya Sen.

A closer look at the Massachusetts House Budget Recommendations FY2013.

Eight basic questions about House Budget recommendations for the Department of Children and Families. Is the spending above or below prior fiscal years? The Historical Budget levels for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) shows a decrease of funds from FY2010 to FY 2012. Funding levels for DCF in FY2009 started at 836,478. An … Continue reading A closer look at the Massachusetts House Budget Recommendations FY2013.

Helping the homeless by helping the landlord:Department of Housing and Community Development Policy Change 2010-2012.

Homelessness policy in Massachusetts is currently under a substantial reform. What was known as a shelter base assistance system is now being transformed to a home base rent assistance system. That change in the policy accounts for at least U$38,562,000,00, which constitutes a budget allocation for the Massachusetts Short Term Housing Transition Program. Such policy … Continue reading Helping the homeless by helping the landlord:Department of Housing and Community Development Policy Change 2010-2012.

The relationship between economic freedom and political freedom made by Milton Friedman

The argument of the relationship between economic freedom and political freedom made by Milton Friedman is bolstered in six pillars that vary from historical evidence, theoretical thoughts and even general assumptions. However, the underlying logic involved in the argument is that economic freedom basically is a mean for achieving political freedom and it is articulated … Continue reading The relationship between economic freedom and political freedom made by Milton Friedman