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Archive for December, 2012

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Should the Capital Gains Tax Rate Remain Low?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Interesting piece from IBD: Six Reasons to Keep Capital Gains Tax Rates Low Two interesting points that I hadn’t really thought about: Inflation. If an individual buys a stock for $10 and sells it years later for $12, much of the $2 in capital gain may be inflation, not a real return. Inflation — and […]

MSN: 12 Things That Will Cost You More in 2013

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Oh goody! MSN lists 12 things that will cost more in 2013. Some of them aren’t a big deal. Food, however, is a big deal. Their list: • Cars • Food • Grain • Health insurance premiums • High-end TVs and home theater systems • Computers • Copper • Smartphones • Daily deals • College […]

Christianity and the Marketplace (from an interview with Lawrence Reed)

Monday, December 24th, 2012

I read this interview last night and thought I would share it with you. I thought Reed’s response to the following question was excellent: Israel Wayne: Does your personal religious faith in any way shape your view of macro-economics? Please explain. Lawrence Reed: First of all, I don’t much care for the adjective “religious.” To […]

Lawrence Reed Video Worth Watching

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Good morning. If you have time, watch this video. Good stuff (once you get past the goofy intro and music that sounds like it was stolen from an 80s car racing video game).

Thank Goodness for the WSJ iPad Edition

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

This is how my WSJ comes to me a lot these days: It’s impossible to read when it comes like this. Oh well, I usually read the iPad edition but the paper has quotes (gold and oil) that the iPad does not have.

OT Question of the Day: Your Favorite Christmas Album

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Here’s a fun question of the day. What’s your favorite Christmas album? I like the older stuff. The classics from the 50s and 60s. That said, it’s hard for me to pick out an absolute favorite. One that I just bought that is really pretty is Percy Faith’s “Christmas Is…” It’s got a very nostalgic […]

Great Opinon Piece on the Connecticut Tragedy

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I read this piece in yesterday’s WSJ about the shootings in Connecticut. I highly recommend it. My heart goes out to the families that were affected. I cannot even imagine losing a child like that days before Christmas. Very very sad.

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