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N206 Sunday, 19 December, 2004
Voodoo Works
  • Statistics Norway: Growth Pushes Labour Supply
  • New Dynamic Models Show Astounding Results
  • Flat Tax Would Close State's Income Gap
  • Stoltenberg May Regret Voodoo Statement on Tax
  • Much Higher Labour Supply Effects From Proposed Pension Reform
  • Always Room For Tax Cuts in Next Couple of Decades
N205 Thursday, 16 December
Emergency Brake
  • Government Submits Pension Reform to Parliament
  • Labour Coming Close, But Includes Emergency Brake
N204 Tuesday, 30 November, 2004
Modernized Growth Theory
  • The MoF Modernizes Its Growth Theory
  • Recognizes Innovation in Firms, Cluster Theory
  • Still No Integration With Business Cycle Theory
N203 Monday, 29 November, 2004
Scary Perspectives
  • Parliament Report on Perspectives Shows Dramatic State Income Gap
  • Tax Increases Will Hurt Tax Foundation
  • Higher Lifetime Work Effort Required
  • Pension Reform of Vital Importance
N202 Monday, 15 November, 2004
Progress Party in Centrist Mode
  • Budget Deal With Progress Party
  • No Extra Use of "Oil Money"
  • Changes With Centrist Profile
  • Sacrifice Or Shrewd Tactics?
  • Clear Socialist/Non-Socialist Difference
  • Labour's Net Tax Increase In Practice More Than NOK 5 bn
  • No Red-Green Budget Cooperation
N201 Friday, 5 November, 2004
  • Progress Party Presents Alternate Budget
  • Betrays Voters and Partners on Top Tax
  • Wants to Spend NOK 25 Bn More "Oil Money"
  • Negotiations With Government Side Started
  • "International Budget" Should Be Considered Closely
N200 Monday, 25 October, 2004
Bridge Builders II
  • Prescott Includes Company Based Knowledge Capital/Rent in Models
  • Evidence of Endogenous Knowledge Creation In Solution to Old Puzzle
  • Verifies Kon-Kraft Report's Petroleum Tax Theory, Not the MoF's
  • Confirms Intangible Capital as Large Component of US Stock Value
  • Advocates Low Taxation of Human Capital
N199 Friday, 22 October, 2004
Bridge Builders I
  • Kydland, Prescott Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Rational Expectations Dismantle Keynesian Counter-Cyclical Policies
  • Bridging Macro, Micro Economics
  • Business Cycle Theory Integrated With Growth Theory
  • Business Cycles 70% Due to Beneficial Technology Shocks
  • Major Interfaces to Institution and Innovation Theory
  • What Lessons Can Be Learned For Norway?
N198 Thursday, 7 October, 2004
Stoltenberg's Mantra
  • Budget Proposal Submitted to Parliament
  • Reduced Top Tax, Capital Tax, Tax On Lower Incomes
  • Removal of Imputed Tax on Homes
  • VAT Up 1% to 25%
  • Red-Greens: Reverse Robin Hood
  • Progress Party: Tough Negotiations
  • Deal With Progress Party Most Likely
N197 Tuesday, 5 October, 2004
  • Hagen Calls for Non-Socialist Cease-Fire
  • Will Go Far to Make Budget Deal
  • Open Two-Tier Processes Vs Majority Government
  • Stoltenberg: Labour Could Take Government Alone
  • Bondevik Learns to Connect Tax Cuts to Growth
N196 Thursday, 23 September
Solidarity or Loot?
  • LO Leaders Demand More Tax
  • Stoltenberg: Not More, Not Less
  • What Power Does LO Hold Over Labour?
  • Is Labour's Relationship to LO a Democratic Problem?
  • LO Running Away From Pension Reform
  • Oil Money for Consumption or Conversion to Real and Knowledge Capital?
N195 Friday, 10 September, 2004
Just Ends and Evil Means
  • The Ethical Dilemmas of the War Against Terrorism
  • How Can Countries Like Norway Provide Moral Leadership?
N194 Monday, 30 August, 2004
Wild Fire
  • Who Should Own Norwegian Industry?
  • Privatise State's Financial Capital Quicker Than Equity Capital
  • Transaction Economy Encouraged When Knowledge Capital Isn't Seen
N193 Monday, 23 August, 2004
A Red Danger for the Not So Red
  • Red-Greens Lose Majority on Survey
  • Labour Loses, Centre Party Eliminated
  • Numbers Will Change, But Create Doubts and Fears
  • Centre Participation More Uncertain
  • Red-Greens Won't Coordinate Budgets
N192 Wednesday, 18 August, 2004
  • Liberal Leader Defines Pain Limit for Both Centrist Parties
  • Increasing Christian Unrest About Coalition
  • Tax Fronts Hardening In Front of Budget
  • Open Coalition Conflict on Liqueur Taxes
  • Labour Indicates Early Gas Power Battle
  • Low Participation in Election Likely Unless Boat Is Rocked
N191 Saturday, 7 August, 2004
Delusions, Evasions and Contradictions
  • Gas to Industrial Regions in Red Without Power Plants
  • LNG Sea Routes May be Within Reach
  • Government Steadfast on No New Plants Without Sequestration
  • Shadow Game on Sequestration Schedule
  • Green Certificates: Boon or Disaster?
  • Will Certificates Kill Sequestration?
  • Kerry Drops Kyoto
N190 Friday, 25 June, 2004
Capitalists Lacking
  • Expert Group Says Norway Doesn't Lack Capital
  • Advises Against New State Funds
  • Accepts Market Failure For Venture Capital
  • Recognizes Cluster Effects, But Says Clusters Can Take Care of Themselves
  • Weak Arguments Against Shipping Tax
  • Problem is Lack of Capitalists
  • Creativity Deterred By Fear of Rent-Seekers and Political Opportunism
N189 Tuesday, 22 June, 2004
  • No Majority for Any Tax Reform
  • Majority for New Capital Returns Tax, But Not the Context
  • Game Restarts After Election
N188 Monday, 21 June, 2004
Finally a Growth Lobby?
  • Børge Brende (Con) From Environment to Industry
  • Christian Leader to New Labour & Social Affairs Ministry
  • Christian Wonderboy Takes Over Environment
  • Conservative to Head New Modernisation Ministry
N187 Thursday, 6 May, 2004
Fiscal Nonsense
  • Nonsensical Attacks on Government's Tax Policy
  • Are Tax Cuts Kind Gifts from the State?
N186 Sunday, 2 May, 2004
Siv Jensen's Challenge
  • Progress Party Wants to Team Up With Conservatives
  • Populism Claims New Libertarian Victim
  • Will Jensen Solve the Dilemma Hagen Can't?
  • Røkke: Top Tax Unfair Tax on Valuable Competence
N185 Monday, 19 April, 2004
Improving Financial Governance
  • Willoch: Parliamentarism Eroded; Too Much Populism
  • Dangerously Poor Financial Governance
  • Multiple Political Dimensions Complicate Further
  • No Easy Generic Solution
  • Broader Majority Coalitions the Best Non-Solution
  • Circular Arguments and Convenience Current Barriers for Majority Government
N184 Tuesday, 13 April, 2004
Reality Wins
  • Shipping Tax to be Aligned With the EU
  • Important Victory for Industry, but not Done Deal Yet
  • Implementation in 2005 Budget
  • Government Accepts Innovation Theory for Shipping
  • MoF Abdicates - in Silent Protest?
N183 Saturday, 27 March, 2004
Ferreting Out Knowledge Rent
  • Tax Principles as Expected
  • Major Uncertainty About Implementation
  • New Capital Returns Tax Only Done Deal
  • No Escape From 48% Tax on Knowledge Rent for Humans
N182 Friday, 12 March, 2004
Blackmail With a Prayer
  • Tax Reform Highlights Leaked
  • Reduced Capital Tax, Top Tax
  • New Tax on Dividends Received by Persons
  • Removal of Home Income Tax
  • Higher Local Estate Tax
  • Implementation Over Several Years
  • Christians Starting Political Blackmail
  • Christians' Thwarted Reality Perception Major Danger
N181 Monday, 26 January, 2004
Watershed Ahead
  • Tax Proposals Due in March
  • Foss Now Very Clear on Tax Cuts
  • Priority to Top Tax and Capital Tax
  • New Christian Leader Sounds Promising on Tax
  • Labour Leader: Not a Single NOK of Tax Cuts
  • Can Foss Emerge as Taxpayers' and Value Creators' Hero?
N180 Friday, 16 January, 2004
The Truth is Deep Down
  • Pension Commission Submits Report
  • Cuts 14% in 2050 Pension Expenditure
  • Work Incentives Assumed to Enhance Revenues by 6%
  • Middle-of-the-Road-Solution for New Fund
  • Non-Socialists Want Individually Funded Element
  • Petroleum Fund Into Pension Fund; Name Change Only
  • Necessary Tax Hike Carefully Hidden Away
  • Lack of Innovation Theory May Be Leading Us the Wrong Way
N179 Thursday, 1 January, 2004
Encouraging Hints
  • PM Mentions Guaranteed Minimum Pension
  • Finance Minister Gives Priority to Capital Tax & Top Tax
N178 Thursday, 1 January, 2004
Have a Richer New Year!
  • Have We Reached Optimal Affluence?