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  • Use Medicaid And Schip Funds
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    On August 4, 2001, President Bush and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced a new policy regarding Section 1115 waivers for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Although the Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability Initiative is being touted as a way for states to increase the number of people covered by Medicaid and SCHIP, the new initiative does not provide any extra funds to states to expand coverage, and it is likely to result in significant benefit cut...
  • Kelman's Cost Benefit Analysis
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    Is cost-benefit analysis a morally defensible technique for making decisions in business Questions around the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool in the decision making process in business have become even more relevant in the past decade with the increase in cost cutting and productivity enhancing pressures brought on by increased global competition. If cost-benefit analysis is to be used in this way, then it is advisable to thoroughly understand its limitations and recognize the implication...
  • Societal Benefits Minus Societal Costs
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    Public Administration & Management: An Interactive Journal 6, 3, 2001, pp. 87-90 Normative Theory and PolicyEvaluationStuart NagelMKM-PSO-DSI Center and University of Illinois I. PROFESSIONAL ETHIC SAn interesting question concerns the ethical obligations of people who do policy analysis research. Such research often involves ethical dilemmas that relate to: 1. Whether one's purposes should include prescription or evaluation, a swell as prediction or explanation. 2. Whether or not to work to max...
  • Capital Cost
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    The INDOPCO case in 1992 provided some guidelines concerning capitalization for the taxpayer. In the case, the Supreme Court ruled that expenses directly incurred in reorganizing or restructuring a corporate entity for the benefit of future operations are not deductible. The court also held that investment banker fees, legal fees, proxy costs, and SEC fees incurred by a target corporation in a friendly takeover must be capitalized if the takeover produces significant future benefits. The taxpaye...
  • Benefits And Cost Effectiveness Analysis
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    Introduction and Overview Businesses in today's economy often face challenges that are not readily apparent until, more often than not, the costs of those challenges become critical. A businesses ability to identify the fundamentals of these challenges and act accordingly to squelch the damage that has been done while bouncing back is paramount to the businesses success. This paper will identify three key areas in identifying and repairing the critical problems that can occur. More importantly, ...
  • Benefit To Machu Picchu Tourism
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    High in the Andean mountain range, nestled on a ridge between two mountains high above the valley floor below sits the amazing city and archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is about 1400 kilometers south of the Equator on the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes. The site lies near the head waters of the Amazon River and is on the ridge between two prominent mountain peaks - Machu Picchu and Hau yna Picchu - about 500 meters above the valley bottom (Wright and Kenneth, 2-3). Machu Pi...
  • Average Benefits Per Mile Values
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    Economic Impact Analysis on a High-Speed Railway System for Central Florida Economic Impact Analysis on a High-Speed Railway System for Central Florida Introduction High-speed railway (HRL) systems have been used primarily over in such countries as Japan since 1964 and France since 1984. Recently the United States has generated interest in the high-speed railway as well. The proposed system would stretch from Miami through Orlando and end in the St. Petersburg / Tampa area. With bullet trains op...
  • Better Ways
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    A similarly stark example comes from a cost-benefit analysis of the precautionary principle as applied to climate change caused by carbon-dioxide emissions ( [CO. sub. 2]). On the assumption that global warming will occur to about the degree most often predicted, and that we do nothing about it, its adverse effects are likely to cost the world economy about $5 trillion in total -- not a trivial sum. If, however, we attempt to stabilize global [CO. sub. 2] emissions, we will be faced with a cost ...
  • Cost Benefit Analysis Of Airport Infrastructure
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    Abstract This paper presents a cost-benefit analysis approach devised to conduct project evaluation in conditions of limited analyst time, research budget and data availability. The emphasis is on discarding economically viable from un viable projects rather than on arriving at a precise return figure. The paper starts by setting out the theoretical background regarding the identification and measurement of project benefits. It then presents a practical approach to measure such benefits in proje...
  • Lender Of Last Resort To Domestic Banks
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    Summary of "Dollarization: A Scorecard". Recently, Ecuador announced that it would replace it's local currency, the sucre with the US Dollar for all purposes. This change was intended to help return the country to growth and prosperity. This "Dollarization" has become a popular topic and has been considered by many developing nations in Latin America and other regions... By implementing dollarization, a developing country would accept the following consequences: 1. It's government would give up ...
  • External Costs Of Consumption
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    Explain the concept of externalities and use it to show why market failure might occur. Using one example, (e.g. road congestion / pollution ) show how governments might approach the problem and evaluate the policy alternatives. What are externalities? Externalities are present and common in virtually every area of economic activity. They are seen as the knock on effects or "spill over" (Sloman 2000) of the production and / or consumption of goods and services for which no appropriate compensati...
  • Recoverable Amount Of Non Current Assets
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    Part A: Measurement of Tangible and Intangible assets under Accounting Standards Assets are classified according to their "tangibility", that are tangible assets or intangible assets. Under tangible assets, are classified as either current or non-current assets. AASB 1010 "Recoverable Amount of Non- Current Assets", which applied to non-current assets measured on the cost basis that is requires the carrying mount of non-current assets to be written down to their recoverable amounts when their ca...
  • Costs And Benefits Of Help
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    Latene and Darley (1970) formulated a five-stage model to explain why bystanders at emergencies sometimes do and sometimes do not offer help. An alternative cognitive theory is the Cost-Benefit Model developed by Piliavin (1981) to explain the results of helping behaviour studies. This theory suggests that whether we help or not depends on the outcome of weighing up both the costs and benefits of help. The Piliavin model has been supported by number of studies, which demonstrated that increasing...
  • Costs And Benefits Pollution Control
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    Pollution Control: Costs And Benefits Essay, Research Pollution Control: Costs And Benefits Pollution Control: Costs and Benefits By de Tocqueville The root words for ecology and economy share the same meaning, they both mean "home regulation'. Critics have said that the economy will grow much faster without concerns of polluting the environment. When people began to preserve and clean the environment we live in, they faced many problems such as brown-outs, increased inflation, more unemployment...

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