Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Marlins representation: Turning a profit or turning the screws

For those looking for more blog posts about ‘Marlins Ballpark & Finances’ – please look in the ‘Categories’ box in the top right corner. The Wall Street Journal weighed on on the SEC probe of the Marlins Stadium deal. I … Continue reading

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Why Milton Friedman Was Right

Milton Friedman’s most famous example of how free markets operate began with a pencil, but today’s iPhone is just a more sophisticated version of a product whose DNA is made possible by free markets.Β  Take a look at the graphic … Continue reading

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Leaders Who Believe In Free-Markets

The WSJ’s great Mary Anastasia O’Grady reports on one country’s efforts to create free-market oriented cities. The country has leaders who make the type of statements noted below. Leader 1 – What I love about the concept is two things. … Continue reading

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Why American Democracy Is In Trouble

Using the latest available year — 2007 — we know the following facts about people who filed Federal tax returns: Top 1% of Household Incomes Top 1% are those who reported incomes of $410,000 or more Top 1% paid 40% … Continue reading

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Keep Hope, But Spend the Weekly $8

Running a welfare state can be great fun, except for dealing with all those people you have to lord over. You just can’t trust what they’ll choose to do with their monies not confiscated by their government. A WSJ article … Continue reading

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Disenchanted With Castro’s Revolution

A WSJ article takes a hard look at life in Cuba today for a 56 year old woman and her family. An excerpt: In 1981, with the blessing of her husband, Ms. Vallejo used an opportunity of a trip to … Continue reading

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Year-End Tax Tips

Some year-end reminders about your taxes from a WSJ article: Writing off your loser stocks Your options with worthless stocks Possible changes in minimum-distribution requirements Making a gift from your IRA Charging your charitable contributions – easily the most overlooked … Continue reading

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IRS Eases Up on Homeowners

WSJ Tax article ————————————————————————————— IRS Eases Up on Homeowners By TOM HERMAN IRS officials say they are speeding up efforts to provide relief for homeowners in financial distress. The Internal Revenue Service has developed an “expedited process” to make it … Continue reading

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Year-End Strategies to Trim Your Taxes

WSJ Tax article —————————————————————— Year-End Strategies to Trim Your Taxes DECEMBER 3, 2008 By TOM HERMAN ‘Tis the season to make last-minute tax-saving moves. Just don’t automatically repeat everything you’ve done in past years. Because of several tax-law changes and … Continue reading

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New York Sting Nabs Tax Preparers

WSJ Tax article —————————————————————— New York Sting Nabs Tax Preparers NOVEMBER 26, 2008, 12:06 A.M. ET By TOM HERMAN New York State tax officials say they have uncovered evidence of significant fraud among professional tax-return preparers in a statewide sting … Continue reading

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