Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Jeremy Grantham on Our Debt Solution (Charlie Rose)

Charlie Rose, March 12 2013: Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO), discusses investing in a low-growth world and the outlook for the US economy.

Category: Credit, Taxes and Policy, Video

Rising interest rates could mean the window to fix infrastructure on the cheap is closing Barry Ritholtz, Washington Post, July 12     Thanks to the Federal Reserve’s zero interest rates and quantitative easing policies, borrowing costs are near generational lows. The costs of funding the repair and renovation of America’s decaying infrastructure are as…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Taxes and Policy

Public Social Service Spending by Nation

France spends the most, America spends the least, most of Europe is in the middle:

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Category: Taxes and Policy, Video

Corporate Tax-Avoidance Maps

Maps of corporate tax-avoidance   click for interactive maps Source: OpenCorporates   Fascinating exploration of how various banks duck paying taxes in the US.   Hat tip boingboing

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

Golden Opportunity to Update Infrastructure Will Soon Be Gone

>   My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we revisit our October 2011 discussion about infrastructure repair. The present conversation is about the once in a lifetime opportunity to finance these works at historically low interest rates, which are now starting to rise. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “Thanks…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Taxes and Policy

Tax Havens

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tax haven
Source: Tax Havens

 

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Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

Repairing infrastructure can help repair economy

If you have spent much time traveling around the United States, you likely have noticed that our infrastructure looks a bit worn and tired and in need of some refreshing. If you spend much time traveling around the world, however, you will notice that our infrastructure is shockingly bad. So bad that it’s not an…Read More

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

Mark Blyth: Austerity – The History of a Dangerous Idea

Source: YouTube

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

Bureaucratic Blunder or Political Profiling at the IRS?

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irs blunder

 

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Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

American Cannibalism

Tom Toles: Source: Washington Post

Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy