Iowa State University announced yesterday the launch of an "Ask an Economist" website for the public to get answers on a variety of economics topics. The website is intended to make it easier for the general public to pose questions to the university's faculty, who often receive emails with questions about issues. The university hopes that business leaders, legislative staffers and high school teachers will utilize the resource. Questions on the site already are "Has general economic thought changed with the large amount of debt being taken on by government spending?" and "What would be the economic impact of eliminating the federal income tax system and replacing it with a national consumption tax such as the Fair Tax?" To see the website, click here.