VC for the people
- "It's just that people who have options are much more likely to actually find success than people who don't." [more inside]
Free Money for Everyone
- "A wacky-sounding idea with surprisingly conservative roots may be our best hope for escaping endless, grinding economic stagnation." (via
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This shift in how companies are governed and raise money is bringing with it a structural change in American capitalism. That should be a matter of great debate. Are these new businesses, with their ability to circumvent rules that apply to conventional public companies, merely adroit exploiters of loopholes for the benefit of a plutocratic few? Or do they reflect the adaptability on which America’s vitality has always been based?
- Rise of the distorporation
- how changes in the way companies are financed and managed is changing the wealth distribution of America.
How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
 actually makes a case against austerity
 and for redistribution, but also for money printing
(and, arguably, for bailouts), while stressing the need to keep making productivity-improving public
investments. However, it could be equally entitled: How The Industrial Age Political-Economy Doesn't Work Anymore
, viz. Surviving Progress (2011)
... [more inside]
Economists and the theory of politics
- "why unions were often well worth any deadweight cost" [more inside]
In the wake of ever deeper budget cuts, public schools have begun charging students for basics
, such as registering for honors or elective classes.
A former magazine writer in his late fifties moves to San Diego and lives on very little money indeed. In the October 1977 issue of The Atlantic, he describes the stratagems behind his thriftiness
. [more inside]
is a tax lawyer who invites you
to ask her offbeat and unique questions
about federal taxation in the United States, as well as Philadelphia-specific tax questions. She also covers the fun side of taxation
and the not-so-fun side of tax evasion
, usually the domain of Posse Comitatus
and white supremacist groups, but lately extending in bizarre ways to celebrities
like Wesley Snipes
and Ron Isley.