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Sen. Rand Paul's new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one. Mr. Paul's earlier plan was a 17 percent flat tax that would have raised taxes for much of the middle class. The new plan avoids such big increases. … more
For decades now, finance professors, financial journalists, Jack Bogle and Vanguard have been trying to hammer it into your head: Active management is bad. Don’t pick stocks. Diversify. Buy low-cost index funds and exchange-traded funds. more
As young professionals, we strive for the opportunity. It may be an app, or even just a concept. But it’s not what previous generations would consider something substantial. more
Technology giants like Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon – along with the data analysts at legacy media companies like Disney and Time Warner – spend their days trying to seduce their audiences by creating ultra-targeted streams of news, television clips, opinions and other pop-culture ephemera. When members of that same audience log on to social networks, Hulu accounts, Netflix or Amazon Prime they consume ads, videos and news items that cater to what the algorithms driving those services believe users want. more
Yanis Varoufakis says he’ll quit as Greece’s finance minister after next weekend’s referendum if the electorate votes “Yes” to the bailout conditions demanded by the nation’s creditors. more
People believe all kinds of crazy things. Three out of four Americans believe there are signs that aliens from outer space have visited the Earth. More than 40 percent think that early modern humans co-existed with dinosaurs. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
Who is Uber good for? People talk about the ride-sharing service as if it's mostly a boon for rich people, who have conspired with the titans of Silicon Valley to take food out of the mouths of hard-working taxi drivers. And sure, what's … more
The Vermont single-payer initiative, which was cited both locally and nationally as a transformational model for a lower-cost health care system, collapsed in the latter part of December. It couldn’t work because it tried to replace the employer-based system – one in which a majority of consumers receive health insurance from their employer – with an impractical proposal that would have required $2.5 billion in additional funding (in fiscal 2012, the state had only $2.7 billion in total tax revenue). more
We're going to be asking what states owe workers a lot as the former wrestle with growing pension obligations. Illinois courts have just ruled that the state's attempt to curtail its pension benefits cannot go forward. The Chicago Tribune … more
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