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Your Questions Here

Any questions about what you read on the main site? Was I confusing? Incomplete? Is there an article I should have written but haven’t? Ask your questions in the comments area below. I will keep an eye on this post … Continue reading

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The Welfare Cliff

The American Enterprise has a great short article with graphic showing the huge penalties a working single mother can experience as her income increases. According to the article/graphic, this single mother is better off making $29000 in gross income than … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

For all the U.S. readers, I hope you are having a happy Independence Day. As you gather in crowds to celebrate, please be kind to any politicians trying to get their message out. Political solicitation is the price we pay … Continue reading

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Saving Money

A penny saved is a penny available for something else. It’s almost free money. And unlike writing grant proposals or convincing Congress to give all citizens free money, saving money is something you can do now. And for those of … Continue reading

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How About some Supply Side Love for the Poor

Megan McCardle gets it right when she writes When It Comes to Taxes on the Poor, the Supply Siders Are Right.  (Hat tip Mike Dixon.) Read the article and take special note of the graph. As income goes up, benefits … Continue reading

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The Laffer Curve and Farm Labor

The New York Times has discovered the Laffer Curve! Has the esteemed liberal newspaper of record been bought by Rupert Murdoch? Has hell frozen over as a result of global warming? Not quite. Though the Times has implicitly recognized the … Continue reading

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Playing Fair

Miller-McCune Magazine has a very interesting article “The Fairness Doctrine” reviewing Peter Corning’s book The Fair Society. Activists of all political stripes would do well to read this article and perhaps the reviewed book as well. (It is now on … Continue reading

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An Update on Annuities vs. Social Security

About a month ago Disqus commenter “Pnwgy” noted an error in my analysis comparing private annuities vs. Social Security. Unlike some conservative writers who compare Social Security with a fixed income annuity, I did play fair and compared SS with … Continue reading

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Money for Home Owners

For the most part, I prefer to keep the free money unconditional. But perhaps we also need a special allocation of free money for home owners. Purists might protest, but here are some powerful reasons for adding this provision: The … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy to Rob Retirees

There is a conspiracy to rob retirees of a decent predictable income stream. The Bavarian Illuminati, the House of Rothschild, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Skull and Bones Club have subverted Congress and have sneaked through hidden legislation which funnels … Continue reading

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