Ask me anything — vacation edition

I’m going on vacation for a few weeks, so I am interrupting my normal blogging for something different.

(I’m not sure if you — or anyone — is interested in my Marshall 2020 Project posts, but I’m doing it for myself — and its a good distraction from everyday crazy 😉

Anyways… I’d love to answer your questions about coronavirus, elections, jobs, trade, the economy, climate chaos, woodworking, watches, Amsterdam, sex, drugs, and/or water utilities.

Seriously — Ask Me Anything. 

So submit your question (name and location optional), and I’ll figure out whether it’s better for me to answer them in writing here or in a special episode of my Jive Talking podcast.

Stay safe from the crazies, support your community, and (hopefully) take a little time off from all the crazy that 2020 has brought us!

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Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

3 thoughts on “Ask me anything — vacation edition”

  1. I have a lot of questions that are compiled from months, sir. I guess that’ the good side of COVID now is the time to ask questions. I submitted my questions looking forward for your kind reply. Stay Safe. Loeve and respect from Pakistan.

  2. 1. If you were to change one policy, at any level in any place, what would it be and why?
    2. If you had $1 million to invest in something(s) that reduced GHG emissions, what would you choose and why?

    1. @Max — your Q is a bit late, but easy (in effort, not definitive authority) to answer 😉

      1. One policy? I’d enact a 100% inheritance tax (“death tax,” say the Republicans) on bequests of more than $10 million. My goal would be to reduce enduring inequalities by taking from the (dead) rich and using that money subsidizing health and education spending on under-18s.

      2. $1 million is pretty low, so I’d go for leverage. So… advertisements to “trigger” citizens to complain about policies that increase GHGs for private profits (e.g., corn-ethanol or cutting down rainforest for palm oil or cattle ranching…)

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