Tag Archive: inflation

Dec 19

Lone Star State: Who’s Afraid of the Alternative Minimum Tax

Year after year, Congress keeps kicking meaningful income tax reform down the road. Consequently, taxpayers continue to be stuck with an archaic, overly complicated mess that pleases no one – except perhaps some tax accountants who charge by the hour. A prime example is the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). Enacted in 1969 to close …

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Jun 03

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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Sep 14

The power of compounding

By Jason Alderman I wish I had learned about the power of compounding a long time ago. As a kid I walked dogs in the neighborhood, earning $5 a week. If I’d started investing that weekly $5 from age nine until 65, it would have grown to $254,000, assuming an 8 percent return. Unfortunately, I …

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