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Governor Jindal's Bold New Tax Plan

Governor Jindal's Bold New Tax Plan

’I've spent a better part of my day today answering media queries about Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s new tax plan, which is detailed here.Bobby Jindal by Gage Skidmore

His goal is to eliminate the corporate income tax, the individual income tax, and the franchise tax. Details are still a bit scant, but ...

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We Are Witnessing The Slow, Tortuous Death Of The American Worker

We Are Witnessing The Slow, Tortuous Death Of The American Worker

Once upon a time, the U.S. economy produced a seemingly unending supply of good paying jobs that enabled American workers to buy homes, raise families and live the American Dream.  But now all of that has changed.  Over the past several decades, there have been some fundamental shifts in ...

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Fiscal Cliff Deal Added $47 Billion in Spending

Fiscal Cliff Deal Added $47 Billion in Spending

Because most of the fiscal cliff debate focused compulsively on how much Congress would raise taxes, the spending side of the argument nearly became an afterthought. This resulted in another shell game that added net spending and set up another confrontation in less than two months.

The agreement ...

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Josh Levine Names Three Biotech Game-Changers

Josh Levine Names Three Biotech Game-Changers

Micro-cap biotechs must have creative, adaptive management first and foremost, says editor Josh Levine of Josh Levine's MicroCap Investor. A second key characteristic is a technology platform that can ultimately generate a suite of products. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report,Levine ...

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Are You a Base Metal Growth Bull or a Gold Gloom-and-Doomer?

Are You a Base Metal Growth Bull or a Gold Gloom-and-Doomer?

Gold bugs say the global economy could collapse any day now. But what about investors who see continued growth in emerging economies and a steady, if slow, U.S. recovery? Look to base metals, recommends Haywood Analyst Stefan Ioannou. He expects price runs for 2013–2015, especially for zinc, which ...

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Calculate Your 2013 Fiscal Cliff Compromise Tax Liability

The Tax Foundation has just released an updated version of its Tax Policy Calculator which reflects the new fiscal cliff compromise bill that passed the house last night and will presumably be signed by the President very soon.

Once you've filled out the information, there are three columns showing ...

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In Praise of TV's Pawn Stars

I assert that the most intelligent reality show on TV is the History Channel's Pawn Stars . It's a capitalistic feast for a free market junkie like me.

The basics of the show are fairly straightforward: Rick Harrison and several family members own a pawn shop in Las Vegas. In each episode, various ...

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How To Restore the West

How To Restore the West

By any political, cultural or economic measure the nations of the West are in total decline. The historic virtues of hard work, free-market thinking and a common cultural integrity as well as religiousand historical principles are gone. They have been subverted and replaced by an emphasis on ...

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What I Learned in the Poverty War

What I Learned in the Poverty War

City Journal

Work, not welfare, uplifts the poor.  

Nearly half a century ago, I dropped out of graduate school and enlisted as a foot soldier in America's War on Poverty. Today, I'm still on the front lines, working to move people out of dependency and into employment. But with an important ...

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