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17 December 2008
by andrew
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life and taxes

Robert J. Samuelson claims* Sure, the wealthy extract privileges from government, but mainly they’re its servants. The richest 1 percent of Americans pay 28 percent of federal taxes, says the Congressional Budget Office. About 60 percent of the $3 trillion … Continue reading

1 September 2008
by andrew
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ballot cards

I was going to review a book about (the idea of) work today, but I’m still reading it. So instead I’ll write a little about card check, which I’ve been trying to learn more about. As I understand it (and … Continue reading

1 August 2008
by andrew
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still true

This sounds familiar.

12 July 2008
by andrew
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conspicuous by their absence

Reading this, it occurred to me that the rich really are different from you* and me: they can afford to stay out of sight. Russ Alan Prince and Lewis Schiff describe a similar pattern in their book, The Middle-Class Millionaire, … Continue reading