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Grexit is all the rage, but all of the smart money seems to be focusing on the Chinese stock market. Do either of these matter? I don’t know. Government steals… Read more »

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Interesting article about social security and the broader implications of innumeracy among Americans. I for one can’t believe that “100% of your social security benefit” isn’t the age 62 or… Read more »

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Drought in California, overpriced corn, farm subsidy reform is coming You can increase your withdrawal rate if you have a good start The new newsletter writers Sharing economy sounds better… Read more »

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A dozen things from Jean Marie Eveillard Interesting to watch the Seattle minimum wage play out Breakfast all day would make the world better Coffee good, tea bad Young at… Read more »

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Where you’re born matters more for boys. Jon Stewart on baltimore schools. Kitces has an interesting post on wash sales. IRS will probably rule on this in typical timely fashion,… Read more »

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Ben Bernanke’s post on the taylor rule – Lines up with a lot of market monetarists who think rates should have gone negative (see: Europe) after 2009. I’m not sure… Read more »

Oil and the United States

Author’s Note: Originally written as a letter on 12/29/2014, somehow still relevant. The plummeting price of oil has become a major topic of conversation – and with prices that feel… Read more »