Tag Archive: economy

Jun 28

The Robin Hood Tax

Finance should once again support the real economy of goods and services. By William Barclay I spent 22 years in the financial services business. Beginning in the 1980s, I worked at exchanges where we traded everything from futures on soybeans to shares of stock to options on interest rates. During these boom years for the …

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Jun 28

One weak domino

Other countries have problems, but Greece’s are an encyclopedia of bad behavior. By Donald Kaul The stock market keeps going up and down like a yo-yo. I thought you’d like to know why. It’s Greece. Oh, not totally — there are other miscreants involved — but pretty much everyone agrees the Greeks are the first …

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May 01

The Class of 2012′s choice

The Class of 2012′s Choice Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers. By David Elliot Millions of college graduates will soon walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. Given the harsh reality of today’s economy, here’s the commencement speech I’d like to deliver to the class …

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Feb 07

Take ‘America Saves Week’ to heart

By Jason Alderman After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case. Those who struggle with long-term unemployment or under-employment often simply …

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Jan 23

Tax strategies in a tough economy

By Jason Alderman For most of us, income tax calculations don’t change much from year to year. But thanks to the roller coaster economy of the past few years, many people have undergone major life changes that can have a significant impact – good or bad – on their taxable income and how they should …

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Jan 10

How the 1 Percent Could Do Its Share to Rebuild America

When taxes were higher, this nation built a vibrant middle-class life for millions. By Susan Adelman I’m a member of the 1 percent. I’ve watched my income tax rates fall over my lifetime, from a top rate of 91 percent under President Dwight Eisenhower to the current low rate of 35 percent. When taxes were …

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Jan 10

Without serious change financial collapse is imminent

By William Cripe Sr. It surprises people when I tell them that Jesus had more to say about the proper use of money than he did about any single issue, including heaven and hell.  Jesus knows us, what can I say?  We spend the majority of our lives trying to maximize our earnings, and that …

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Dec 08

Shop local

This holiday season, you have an opportunity to give a gift that will bring joy to friends and family, and at the same time, help the Texas economy. The secret is to GO TEXAN when you go shopping. With more than 2,000 Lone Star State businesses offering everything from Texas-made snacks and boots to native …

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