Michael Jordan and the B-Ball Inequality

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This may come as a shock to my regular readers, but I have a confession. Michael Jordan is better at basketball than I. The gap between his ability and mine needs to be addressed.

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Changes in Unemployment

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Unemployment continues to be a drain on the economy and the ranks of those even searching for a job declines. With such slow economic growth, it isn’t possible to get the unemployment situation to improve significantly, despite the attempts at upbeat headlines.  On April 5th we learned that March experienced the biggest monthly increase in […]

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Lenore joins Judge Napolitano to discuss Insider Trading and Federal Subsidy Programs

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Like many things in life, the issue of insider trading is very complex with many shades of gray.  Even at Meritas Advisors opinions differ.  Our Chief Operating Officer, Michael Mink, believes that incarceration is appropriate while I do not.  Here are our opposing arguments. Mike Criminal penalties for those convicted of insider trading is one […]

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We’ve Hit The Tipping Point with Over 50% Not Paying Taxes

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My friend Dan Mitchell, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, had a frightening blog post today.  According to the Ways and Means Committee, 51% of households paid no income tax in 2009.  Click here for his piece. This is a dangerous tipping point as with over half of households paying no taxes, the incentives to […]

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Inflation is a tricky game

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On February 19th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that inflation, as measured by CPI, remains low in the United States at a non-seasonally adjusted 12 month rate of 2.6%.  On February 12th, 2010 Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s chief economist, called for central banks to raise their inflation targets, perhaps to 4% from the current standard around 2%.  I […]

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