Category Archives: Personal Finance

Taxing Away Our Jobs: Policies that are killing growth and self-improvement

The point of taxation should be to raise enough money for the basic functions of government, but not a cent more. That’s because the economy is the golden goose that lays eggs for all of us. We should not want to overwork the golden goose. Otherwise the goose might get sick and not be able…

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Courting Disaster: Americans forget financial errors so they might repeat them in the near future

Millions of Americans, who apparently have dim memories of 2008, again may be flirting with financial disaster. That’s what I recently learned in looking at second quarter credit card numbers. They show billions of dollars in new card debt—$28 billion in new card debt— added in the three months that ended June 30th. This contrasts…

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Don’t Pay Through the Nose!

You’re coughing up a lot in taxes and other expenses every week and month but maybe you think you should pay more? That’s a rhetorical question. I’m sure almost everyone visiting this blog—-a blog devoted to personal finance and individual liberty, especially the protection of your hard-earned property—agrees that it makes sense to get the…

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The New York Circus Continues: In part II, our pols clown around some more and dance around the debate issue

Priceless! That’s what New York’s political clown class—-the stars of the New York circus—are. Most are part of a ruling class. They are career pols in America who, as soon as they leave college or law school, get on the public payroll and expect never to leave it (Examples: former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, Senator Charles…

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The Big Top Comes to the Big Apple: The political clowns march in and take over the city

A classic comedian still gets support It’s early September in New York, the circus is in town and it will be staying on until early November. Recently, I voted in the primary election—-for governor of New York—-and, in about seven weeks, it will be time to vote in general elections, always an exercise in pathos…

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The Best Years Become the Worse Years: The lack of financial literacy destroys millions of Americans

My wife, Suzanne Hall, and I, now in our 60s, often see the financial misery of our friends all around us these days. Unfortunately, it is a subject we often discuss, as we review the financial woes of various friends and co-workers. A friend of ours heading toward 60, who has always had good jobs…

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