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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify: The First Principle of Tax Reform

Overhauling the federal tax system is one of the most important steps U.S. political leaders can take to promote economic growth and fairness. It is…

Can Eminent Domain Help Underwater Homeowners?

Several California counties are considering a controversial proposal to use their eminent domain powers to offer relief to underwater homeowners. The plan is quietly being…

A National Infrastructure Bank: A Road Guide to the Destination

Download the entire memo. President Obama has proposed a National Infrastructure Bank, a simple declarative sentence that left most listeners wondering what he meant. The…

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Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan and the ‘Whale Trade’ Fallout

Last week, JP Morgan Chase settled with regulators in both the United States and United Kingdom over massive losses suffered in the 2012 “London Whale”…

Don’t Make Credit Unions Die for Banks’ Sins

Five years ago this week, a collapsing housing bubble plunged America into its worst financial crisis since the Depression. Wall Street’s near meltdown midwifed both…

The Perils and Promise of Payroll Debit Cards

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman started looking into the controversial new practice of issuing workers debit cards in lieu of paychecks. The…

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Rating the Credit Raters

Credit rating agencies (CRAs) are supposed to be hard-eyed accountants whose job is to assess credit risk. But they also got swept up in the…

Is Your 401(k) Obsolete?

New research by the firm HelloWallet finds that more than a quarter of Americans who have an employer-sponsored retirement plan are raiding these accounts for…

Retail Holidays Show Need for More Small Business Financing

With the “fiscal cliff” likely to be averted, consumers are gearing up for the Holiday season. Retail designated shopping days “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday,”…

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