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Tag: Economy

Time to Reform Social Security Benefits That Most Don’t Understand

Posted: October 13, 2016 at 10:40 am   /   Friends

Social Security’s benefit structure is so complex that few Americans understand it. There’s a simpler way to provide benefits that also would help to improve the program’s worsening finances. Most Americans don’t understand the rules and details that affect their monthly Social Security retirement benefits, according to a Government Accountability Office report based on data […]

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Redefining the Obama NASA Mission: Helping to Make America Great Again

Posted: October 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Let there be no doubt, as I write this, that I am definitely a small government conservative who believes the federal government has over-run its Constitutional charter by involving itself in matters other than national security, treaties, and commerce.  The 10th amendment could be no clearer, either.  As it very specifically points out that “the […]

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Tesla Invades Auto Giants’ Turf With Lawsuit to End Protectionism

Posted: October 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm   /   Friends

Tesla Motors Inc. is suing the state of Michigan in federal court over protectionist laws that forbid the popular electric carmaker from selling its vehicles in the state. It’s an all-out fight in the home state of Motor City, and it could reshape how consumers buy cars in Michigan and beyond. Believe it or not, […]

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Another Way Regulation Could Limit Economic Opportunity for Millions

Posted: October 12, 2016 at 9:40 am   /   Friends

Yet again, the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act has spawned an out-of-touch regulation that could harm millions of Americans. The proposed rule titled “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans” covers small-dollar loans with terms less than 45 days, as well as certain loans with terms longer than 45 days that have an “all-in” annual percentage […]

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3 Ways to Use the Presidential Debate to Talk Taxes

Posted: October 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Friends

With the leak of Donald Trump’s tax records by The New York Times, and following round two of the presidential debates in which both candidates spoke about their tax plans, taxes are in the news to stay. But like its code, taxes are complicated. There’s the corporate tax rate, the sales tax, personal income tax, […]

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From Kennedy to Clinton — Democrat to Kleptocrat

Posted: October 8, 2016 at 1:07 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In the 4-minute video excerpt above, Dinesh D’Souza likens the Clintons to Bonnie & Clyde. But they were pikers compared to Hillary. Bonnie & Clyde used automatic weapons and an old Ford to steal from banks. That’s bad enough. But Bill & Hillary stole from the American people using their power & privilege as elected officials (see the video), […]

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How This Nashville Tech Company Challenged a State Regulatory Board and Won

Posted: October 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm   /   Friends

Armand Lauzon is working to revolutionize the beauty industry in Nashville. But until Monday, the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, a state regulatory board that oversees the beauty industry, wanted to make Lauzon’s quest much more difficult—ordering him to shut down his website, Project Belle, and pay a $500 fine. Lauzon’s website, Project […]

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Raising the Debt Limit and Other Budget Mischief by Lame Ducks

Posted: October 6, 2016 at 1:04 pm   /   Friends

Congress is up to no good. Lawmakers passed a continuing resolution before the end of the fiscal year that will fund the government only until Dec. 9. This means Congress most likely will enact another spending package in a lame-duck session, with the strong temptation to bust the budget yet again. With a $600 billion […]

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How to Optimize Taxation to Meet Redistributive Goals

Posted: October 6, 2016 at 6:41 am   /   Friends

A new working paper by economists Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva purports to overturn a widely cited finding that capital should not be taxed; it fails. Rather than offering new insights on minimizing the distortion from taxation, the authors emphasize targeting taxes to achieve arbitrary goals for redistributing wealth. In the mid-1980s, economic theorists Kenneth […]

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