Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

The Latest Dumb Proposal on Fannie & Freddie


Source: Yahoo Finance

Source Yahoo

Category: Media, Taxes and Policy, Video

Mark Blyth: Austerity – The History of a Dangerous Idea

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Source: YouTube

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video

60 Years of Budget Deficits in One Chart

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

Food Stamps: What Not To Buy

Seafood, aka the Mercedes of food, is deemed an inappropriate food source for America’s low income diners.

What Not To Buy

Daily Show 04:09

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Herman Cain struggles to define food stamp assistance, and Fox News shares a myriad of concerns surrounding welfare and its intended use.

What Not To Buy – What Would Jesus Soil

04:26

Category: Food and Drink, Humor, Taxes and Policy, Video

Government Space Programs

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Science, Taxes and Policy, Technology, Travel

Nations Ranked by Quality of Life

From National Journal: Money is important, but it isn’t everything. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development created the Your Better Life Index to compare the quality of life as well as economic prowess of its 34 member countries. The index measures each country using 11 different lines, including income, employment, health, education, environmental quality,…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Half the Nation’s Uninsured Live in Just 116 Counties

Source: Washington Post

Category: Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Why Dosn’t U.S. Take Advantage of Low Rates?

Source: Office of Debt Management, Fiscal Year 2013 Q4 Report   The recent chaos in emerging markets has driven investors into U.S. Treasuries. The flight to safety has helped push down interest rates, with the yield on the 10-year bond now 2.6 percent. Although that is higher than the 1.5 percent of last summer, it…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets, Taxes and Policy

Who Pays a 45% Estate Tax? Idiots Do.

By now, you must have heard about Tom Perkins’ letter to the Wall Street Journal (Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?), where he made a foolish comparison to the “parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’ ” The…Read More

Category: Investing, Taxes and Policy

Wealthometer: How Does Your Houshold Wealth Compare?

Click for an interactive calculator. Source: Wealthometer   Income inequality has been all over the news this year. Political fights about raising the minimum wage are in the near future. A related, but just as fascinating, issue is how wealth is distributed. Click through on the calculator above, and you can see where your families…Read More

Category: Economy, Research, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income