The conventional wisdom of playing if safe in the bond market may not be good for retirees after all, says the New York Times. The 4 percent annual withdrawal rule may also be out of date, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Nearly two years ago, I published an NCPA piece on the growth of temporary employment. With the advent of ObamaCare and much uncertainty in the economy, I suggested there could be a growing trend in temporary and part-time employment. Well here you have it: In the area of professional business services employment, 26,000 temporary agency jobs [...]
“US Senators Accuse Apple of Avoiding Billions in Taxes,” reads the front page headline from the May 21 print edition of the Financial Times (link to online article here). Before I started reading, I thought perhaps this beloved provider of all that is I-phone was guilty of a Leona Helmsley or Walter Anderson-style case of [...]
House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is spearheading
During my morning ritual of coffee and checking for daily updates on the Department of Veterans Affairs most recent follies, I came across an article published in 2005 by the British Journal of Psychiatry. The particular search terms were a result of recent conversations I had with a number of veterans participating in the University of [...]
It’s bad enough that market work has been decimated by high taxes, burdensome regulations and a generous disability system, but do we really need to start targeting non-market domestic endeavors due to the behavior of a few?
I guess the current business climate is worse than I thought. From Newsbusters on how to close Guantanamo Bay.
Earlier this month, VA Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey released an article about the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans Affairs new pilot programs to reduce benefit claim waiting times and increase accuracy rates. Their new initiative is this: “Start processing the oldest claims first.” Since the majority of claims are still processed through paper [...]
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the diminishing value of the bachelor’s degree compared to a two-year degree at a community college. With the billions of dollars of federal money poured into college aid and the predicted shortages of workers in jobs that require technical training, it is no wonder that more people are [...]