The Laffer curve

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In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the… Anyone? Anyone?… the Great Depression, passed the… Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?… raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. “Voodoo” economics.

FEW Spirits Distillery tour with tacos on the side.

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I celebrated yet another birthday this weekend. So, of course, tacos and whiskey were in the mix.

My wife surprised me with a tour of FEW Distillery. I’ve been a fan of their spirits for quite a while. We recently moved to Evanston, so this distillery is just down the street. Continue reading “FEW Spirits Distillery tour with tacos on the side.”

Lipton Noodle Soup with Eggs and Sriracha

Lipton Noodle Soup with Egg Drop and Sriracha

I was on my own for dinner the other night and looking to make something easy. 99 times out of 100, I would scrabble four eggs, add some sriracha and be done. The only problem was that I only had two eggs left.

I didn’t really have any frozen veggies that were appealing to me. I thought, “maybe we have some kale.” Of course we didn’t. We hadn’t been to the grocery store in a week. Did I mention the two eggs?

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Scotch eggs

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Scotch eggs are a common picnic food. In the United Kingdom packaged Scotch eggs are available in supermarkets, corner shops and motorway service stations. Miniature versions are also widely available, sold as “savoury eggs”, “picnic eggs”, “party eggs”, “snack eggs”, “egg bites” or similar. These contain chopped egg or a quail’s egg, rather than a whole chicken egg, and sometimes contain mayonnaise or chopped bacon.

Here’s the best reason to make ginger-infused Truvia simple syrup

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As you may know, my go-to budget drink is a little something I like to call the Michigan Mule. More often, I like to drink something a little more middle shelf. So this is a bit of an evolution for my mule. Sort of a grown up version. I don’t have a name for this concoction yet, but here’s the recipe: Continue reading “Here’s the best reason to make ginger-infused Truvia simple syrup”