James Pethokoukis

Where Barry Ritholtz questions my tax analysis

June 3, 2010

Superblogger Barry Ritholtz of The Big Picture takes issue with my claim that America’s wealthy have a high tax burden since they pay such a huge share of U.S. taxes. A bit from his email to me (in his own inimitable style):

Will Washington bail out the MSM with an iPad tax?

June 3, 2010

This is actually quite astonishing. A “staff discussion draft” from the Federal Trade Commission recommends ways the government can save journalism. ¬†First, it lists a number of ways Washington can subsidize the media (to the tune of $35 billion a year):

Hillary’s revealing tax gaffe

June 2, 2010

Who really cares what Hillary Clinton thinks about taxes, right? She’s Secretary of State in the Obama administration, not Treasury. It’s not as if Timothy Geithner said the following, as Clinton did last week:

The coming fiscal war between the old and the young

June 2, 2010

In the London Times, Anatole Kaletsky outlines a soon-to-escalate generational conflict between seniors and younger voters :

Cocky CEOs have more innovative companies

June 2, 2010

That is the conclusion of this paper, “CEO Overconfidence and Innovation,”out of the University of Toronto:

Does the BP oil spill mean the West should get poorer?

June 2, 2010

Economist Kenneth Rogoff sees a comparison between the Gulf oil spill and the financial meltdown:

Washington vs. Wall Street … profits

June 1, 2010

The U.S. profits story has been a bright one for the American economy.  But it may be dimming, says Ed Yardeni: