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Pledge Of Allegiance Redux

28 May

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By The Whitest Kids U’ Know.

Infograph: Innovation At Work

28 May

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HT: The Big Picture.

Relaxing Weekend Vista

28 May

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Music: Time, The Inception Soundtrack, By Hans Zimmer.

Veronique De Rugy On Taxes And Entitlements

28 May

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About The Discussion, Produced By Reason.com:

«Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently declared that he was “cool” with the idea of paying more income taxes. On its face, this might seem like a good idea. Raising the top income tax rate seems like an effective way to make our (already progressive) federal tax system more progressive. Yet as Reason columnist and Mercatus Center economist Veronique de Rugy explains in her weekly appearance on Bloomberg TV, the rationale underlying this policy recommendation ignores the complexities of the United States federal tax system. By separating economic myth from economic truth, de Rugy provides the facts about taxes and spending.

Myth 1: Millionaires who favor of an income tax increase are fiscal heroes.
Fact 1: No, they’re not. Many of the rich get the majority of their income in the form of capital gains and dividends rather than ordinary income. They are essentially advocating a tax increase on those making much less money than they do.

Myth 2: Big government means more redistribution to the poor.
Fact 2: Large governments tend to have less progressive taxation than smaller ones.

Myth 3: The doomsday projections about unfunded Social Security and Medicare obligations are overstated.
Fact 3: The unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare exceed one full year of the United States’ gross domestic product. That’s on top of the spending that’s supposedly funded.»

For Additional Info, Read The Facts About Taxes and Spending, By Veronique De Rugy’s.

50 State Stereotypes

28 May

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Weekend Reads: Latest Lambo, Bugatti, Books And More!

28 May

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The New Yorker Interviews 50 Interesting People.

WSJ 2011 Summer Reading List Is Out.

An Instrument Of Total Domination: The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.

Lambo’s Latest Rambo Has a Heart.

How Do CEOs Spend Their Time? A New Study Yields Some Surprising Results.

BMW Blames Speculators As Aluminium Costs Rise.

How To Beat The Market: Follow The Senators On The Senate Armed Services Committee Who Own Stocks On The Prohibited List.

The Case Of The Speculator Who Tried To Game The Cocoa Market.

Behavioral Economist, Dan Ariely, Studies All The Ways Our Psychology Disrupts Our Financial Lives.

A Solar Panel Field Of The Size Of Austria, In The Desert, Could Produce Enough Electricity For The Whole World.

What A Weekend In The Heart Of Europe Looks Like. Location: Solvayhütte, Zermatt, Switzerland.

Jim Rogers On BBC Hardtalk

28 May

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BBC Hardtalk About One Of The World’s Most Influential Investors:

«Aged five, Jim Rogers was selling peanuts for profit. He became a hedge fund pioneer, a commodities trader and, years ago, he shifted much of his money, and his family too, out of the US and into Asia. But can even this maverick investor see new opportunities in a world riddled with economic uncertainty?
We need some brave leadership and knowledgeable decision making in the UK and elsewhere to bring back our manufacturing from China, enact agricultural and energy reforms and the necessary fiscal and monetary control/planning. Maybe then Jim would bring back some of his money to invest here given the opportunity.»

HT: Paul Kedrosky.

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