Category Archive: Economics

Mar 28 2011

Lower Corporate Taxes=Higher Returns?

Lower Corp. Taxes=Higher Returns? I saw this earlier today on CNBC.  Interesting tidbit after last night’s 60 Minutes story on companies domiciling overseas for tax reasons, like Transocean in Switzerland. Companies in the S&P 500 paid about 20% versus the statutory rate of 35%.  About 1/3 of the 500 companies paid higher than the 35%.  …

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Jan 02 2011

Deindustrialization of America is a National Crisis?

I recently received a forwarded email bemoaning the “deindustrialization of America is a national crisis.” I usually do not give much thought to forwarded emails, but since this one was full of red herrings and questionable facts / statistics and questionable use of the same, I thought I would reply since the email pushed some …

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Oct 30 2009

Contemplating Concentration

A friend and I have emailed each other for the past three years about our thoughts on investing in stocks. Occasionally we find ourselves writing fruitfully on a tangential subject. The following is a selection from an email I wrote on 10/25/2008 in the midst of the horrendous crash in the stock market. I’ve said …

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Apr 17 2009

Debunking fault of the Community Reinvestment Act for the financial crisis

In response to an IBD editorial titled “The Real Culprits In This Meltdown” sent to me by a family member, I wrote the following on 9/21/2008: I am no expert, but I am rather obsessed with business news, the stock market, politics, and I have a deep interest in finding things out for myself. What …

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