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September 06, 2013 8:00 AM All of the Financial Advice You're Ever Going to Need

Faithful readers may remember my comment in an earlier conversation with Helaine Olen regarding the financial industry’s basic dilemma: The best advice fits on an index card, which is available for free at the library. Commenter Alex M asked for...

By Harold Pollack

July 22, 2013 10:46 AM Prepare for Inflation

Paul Krugman provides Dr. Janet Yellen with an endorsement to be our next head of the Federal Reserve. If selected and confirmed, I predict that she will attempt to introduce 4% annual inflation as a “Goldilocks” means of reducing our...

By Matthew Kahn

May 15, 2013 9:20 AM Wall Street Journal Continues Subversive Estate Tax Campaign

I’ve taught in elite academic settings for a while now. Academic life being what it is, many of my students come from wealthy backgrounds. Children of the affluent can attend great high schools and extra tutoring. They can take unpaid...

By Harold Pollack

May 09, 2013 9:30 AM Small Donors May Make Politics Even Worse

Can small money overwhelm big money? Faced with a hostile Supreme Court and a gridlocked Congress offering little chance of passing legislation, today’s campaign-finance reformers sure hope so. The notion is alluring. Online fundraising has made it easy to collect...

By Ezra Klein

September 06, 2012 11:00 AM The Most Important Article of the Century. . .

.. .so far, anyway, has appeared in The American Conservative. It is called “Revolt of the Rich,”and it is by by Mike Lofgren , who spent 16 years as a Republican staffer on House and Senate Budget Committees. In the...

By Jamie Malanowski