Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Inequality and Growth

Category: Economy, Investing, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank

Why Does US Cell Phone Service Suck?

Yesterday on my commute to work, I became annoyed with the spotty coverage and slow connection provided by Verizon Wireless. I tweeted my frustration. Imagine my surprise when AT&T’s social networking Tinkerbell responded to me: “Connect when and where you want with our reliable 4G LTE!” I found that amusing. The reason I switched to…Read More

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Taxes and Policy, Technology

Why the federal gas tax is too low

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Energy, Taxes and Policy

How to Build a Better Bailout

“To avert panic, central banks should lend early and freely, to solvent firms, against good collateral, and at ‘high rates.’ ” -Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street   Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been promoting his new book, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.” I haven’t read it, and based on what I have heard…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

A Tangled Web of Charity

Source: Businessweek   Continues here

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

Tune Out Politicians Still Obsessing Over Government Debt

Source: CBPP   Today’s chart comes from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It shows how much debt projections have changed during the past four years. Continues here  

Category: Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

The Retirement Delusion

A recent Gallup poll asked working Americans what they expected in retirement. “Half of Americans think they will have enough money to live comfortably after they retire.” This is the first time since before the financial crisis that a majority of Americans have felt this way. The poll is very revealing about both investing psychology…Read More

Category: 401(k), Investing, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

How Millionaires Want Fix Inequality

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

American Tax Burden to Other Developed Nations

Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Taxes and Policy