Daily Archives: Thursday, February 9, 2012

Did Obama Help or Hinder the Recovery? Dueling Campaign Narratives

Today, I came across a variation of the employment chart below in an Obama campaign ad. In this ad, the old adage holds: There are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In this campaign season, this truism will likely apply to … Continue reading

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Taxes: Fairness Is Not the Problem, Complexity Is

When TurboTax spit out the estimated amount of our federal and California income tax refund would be this year, I nearly soiled myself. I was flabbergasted.

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