I wrote my congressperson, naïvely thinking that a “Washington outsider” Democratic representative would be open to any options which led to a greater fuel economy (higher passenger miles per gallon) and less energy usage. My proposal: expand creation of HOV lanes, basically mandating 1 HOV anywhere that at least 3 lanes of limited-access highway existed. […]
EDF strikers cut power to French homes California Taxation Leads to Mass Migration California is 49th (New York 50th) in the Economic Freedom Index: http://www.ppinys.org/reports/jtf/econfreedom.htm Nevada is 12th Other notables: Kentucky is 39th, Michigan 34th Indiana is 14th, Texas is 17th
If votes went strictly by household/household income, the barrier for A simple majority: $44,389 A super majority (60%): ~$57,000 2/3 majority: ~$67,000 3/4 majority: ~$82,000 Household income in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
I don’t dread income tax filing because of the complexity. I dread it because I pay 2x the SSI contribution + at my highest marginal tax rate on all of my music gigs, and I dread the day that I don’t withhold enough throughout the year to offset the robbery that I experience. Obama: Get […]
The truth about Wall Street and bank bonuses xkcd – A Webcomic – 1000 Times.
What does one TRILLION dollars look like?. An interesting look at the figures being thrown around, in terms of what it would look like in the form of $100 bills. All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”… A billion dollars… A hundred billion dollars… Eight hundred billion dollars… One TRILLION dollars… What does that […]
Credit: Michelle Malkin » “HONK if you’re paying my mortgage”. If you’re tired of the bailouts going on forever, there is now a public way to make a statement: You can buy the bumper sticker here.
Inside every chief exec, there’s a Soviet planner | Business | The Observer. Macroeconomic central planning failed in the Soviet Union, but every company is a management planning factory. If work is fragmented so that people have no direct line of sight to the customer, people have to be driven by signals from above rather […]
McClatchy Washington Bureau | 02/12/2009 | Will the stimulus actually stimulate? Economists say no: “I think (doing) nothing would have been better,” said Ed Yardeni, an investment analyst who’s usually an optimist, in an interview with McClatchy. He argued that the plan fails to provide the right incentives to spur spending. A lot of my […]
The Next Catastrophe: Think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a politicized financial disaster? Just wait until pension funds implode. – Reason Magazine