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Repeal tax breaks for religions and church-goers

July 27, 2011 – Comments (31)

I read on Politico this morning that Pastor Rick Warren, author of a book my mom keeps wishing I'd read, Tweeted (but then deleted) the following: "HALF of America pays NO taxes. Zero. So they’re happy for tax rates to be raised on the other half that DOES pay taxes.”  [more]



Professor says that college degree may not be worth it

March 22, 2011 – Comments (5)

Two weeks ago, I wrote on that college is a big, fat, hairy rip-off. Now, here's another "-off" (in this case, Dr. Laurence Kotlikoff) arguing that the price of a college diploma may exceed its value. In a video interview with TechTicker, Kotlikoff says that a plumber will have more money than a doctor, factoring in the cost of getting a medical degree.    [more]



They're baaaaack: Social Security personal accounts

March 18, 2011 – Comments (8)

Given the crash of 2008, you might have thought that this was a dead issue. But all it takes is a couple of years of good stock-market returns to bring it back. The latest person to call for personal accounts is Peter Ferrara in Forbes ("A Winning Plan for Social Security Reform"), who's been making this argument for years.   [more]



Politicians and lobbyists: Evidence of the slobbery, open-mouthed kiss

March 17, 2011 – Comments (0) has a neat little tool that lets you check up on the lobbying past of folks currently working in Congress. The flip side of this is, many of the current Congressional employees who haven't made the list yet will become lobbyists once they leave Congress. That old politics/money door, it just keeps on revolvin'.   [more]



Is the "bond bubble" overblown?

March 15, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AGG , BND

We keep hearing about how bonds are in a "bubble" and headed for a "crash," such as a recent article from Bloomberg entitled "The Makings of a Bond Debacle," with the subhead "Economists pick up early signs of a 1994-style bond rout in the actions of central banks."   [more]

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