Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Researchers Wanted

Back in April, I mentioned I was considering hiring an intern for the office. That’s on hold –  probably until the fall — mostly because another project has been fast tracked.

I need to hire two researchers (paid) and one research intern (unpaid). Here is a brief description of the work:

-You will be assisting me in the research and preparation of an extended
essay for future publication. The working title is Bailout Nation, and we will be looking at the history of corporate bailouts in the United States. 

-Areas of research will include the
Specific companies and corporate action; 20th-century corporate American history; Congressional
activity, legislation, and budgeting;
Federal Reserve;  

-You will have a background preferably in History, Journalism, Finance, and/or Business. I assume that the ideal candidate would be
either a undergraduate or graduate student, but that is not written in

-Starting May 27 (right after Memorial Day) or sooner, the position will run through the summer, ending sometime before Labor Day.

-Excellent research and strong writing skills are a must.

-Must have the ability to follow directions, but also be able to work independently and creatively.

-Compensation will include an hourly salary, research credit in the eventual publication (a future recommendation is also possible).

-Please note that this is not a full time position; over the next 15 weeks is likely not to amount to more than 150 hours worth of work.


Those interested in applying for this position send a resume to Bailoutnation-at-Yahoo-dot-com.

Do not send, but have available, a writing sample or two.

Category: Taxes and Policy

What Are You Doing with Your Stimulus Check?

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Withholding Tax Update: 23-Month Low

We have previously reviewed the Uncle Sam’s withholding tax data as a read into the overall health of the economy. The most recent data point (March 13) shows W/H tax reaching a 23 month low. But we don’t like to rely on any single data point, especially one from a volatile series.  Instead, look at…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Feds Expand Mortage Fraud Investigation

Category: Legal, Real Estate, Taxes and Policy

Stimulus Check

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy

Many States Are “In Recession”

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy

Trimtabs Continues to Abuse Withholding Data

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Disappearing Economic Indicators

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Psychology, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Quote of the Day: Uptick Rule

Category: Markets, Taxes and Policy, Trading

Jubak on the Paulson Plan

Category: Markets, Taxes and Policy