Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure (60 Minutes)

Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure

Source: 60 Minutes

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video

Govt Spending: Jobs & Education vs War & Social Security

Shocking what many people support is a function of age:   Via Vox

Category: Employment, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income, War/Defense

U.S. Debt Held by Foreigners Hits Record $6.07 Trillion

Posted without comment: Source: Real Time Economics

Category: Credit, Data Analysis, Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Taxes and Policy

Reassessing the Effects of Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Reassessing the Effects of Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Pedro S. Amaral and Jessica Ice To deal with the high level of unemployment during the Great Recession, lawmakers extended the availability of unemployment benefits—all the way to 99 weeks in the states where unemployment was highest. A recent study has found that the extensions served to…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Offshore Profits Avoid IRS Reach

Source:Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Taxes and Policy

Economics Advances One Funeral at a Time . . .

Quantitative easing over. It is a good occasion to consider what we know about central bank intervention, when it is appropriate and when it isn’t. We have a century of broad and deep central bank history and data upon which to make our assessment. Yet we seem to ignore much of what has been learned…Read More

Category: Economy, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Presidential Job Creation

Source: The Fix

Category: Economy, Employment, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Middle class households’ wealth fell 35 percent from 2005 to 2011

Source: U.S. Census Bureau h/t Vox

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy

Conservatives Discover America’s Infrastructure Problems

Last night, I made a rare airport run. Our niece from Chicago is visiting for the long weekend, and rather than send a car, we fought through both U.S. Open and Mets traffic to pick her up at LaGuardia Airport. Regular readers know my views of U.S. airports in general and LaGuardia in particular. Despite…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy

Warren Buffett’s Attackers Are Hypocritical

The jury is out as to how much of the Burger King-Tim Horton merger is driven by the desire for tax savings. So far, the range seems to be modestly to not very much. The Los Angeles Times noted “Burger King’s overall effective tax rate in 2013 was 27.5%, according to its annual report. Tim…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Taxes and Policy