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The Buffet Plan

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, titled Stop Codling the Super-Rich, an interesting read in which he invites congress to up his tax burden along with others who can well afford it. Ironically, I didn’t hear a big round of applause when this was published.

The Million Dollar Roundup

Long before Barenaked Ladies wrote their famous “If I had $1,000,000,” people have dreamed of becoming millionaires. It’s fair to say that a million bucks isn’t quite what it used to be. In fact, inflation over my lifetime has eroded the value of a million dollars down to $141,000, or conversely, you’d need over seven [...]

Stop Acting Rich

Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield was first published in 1850*, and this quote is from that book: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” -Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield I don’t know if Dr Thomas Stanley, [...]

Two Posts, revisted

First, my United States of Innumeracy post in which I discussed a viral email making the rounds which claimed the bailout was equal to $250K or so per person. Coincidently, a couple weeks later, Forbes publisher, Rick Karlgaard, published “Math Boneheads, Pt II”, in which he expressed similar sentiment, only he was a bit more [...]

Obama vs McCain on Taxes

CNNMoney had an interesting look at how Obama and McCain would change your taxes in an article titled “what they’ll do to your tax bill“. This article is a few months old, a more recent update is available from the Tax Policy Center, and is as recent as Aug 28. A look at either article [...]

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