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Category: Money

Obama budget to include chained CPI

President Obama will release his new budget proposal next week and despite his promises to protect Social Security benefits, it is said to include the chained CPI. This new method […]

wealth inequality in America

Wealth inequality in America (video)

I came across this a few days ago and am just now getting around to posting it. I thought I had a reasonably good understanding of the wealth inequality in […]

Our tax system is SO broken

Lede on CNNMoney story: “A tax advocacy group says Facebook, which made $1 billion in U.S. profit before taxes last year, will pay no U.S. income tax for 2012.” None. Nada. Zero. […]

2012 drought map

And the drought rolls on

An interactive map on Climate Central shows the 10 states where crop damage was greatest in 2012. But it also shows how the individual states were affected by the drought: […]

Revlon's Cherries in the Snow

Cherries in the Snow

No, it’s not a recipe. It’s the shade of red Revlon nail polish and matching lipstick that my mom wore without fail through the ’50s while I was growing up. […]

Philippe Dubost resume

How to sell yourself online

I have no idea what constitutes a great résumé these days, but I’m guessing Philippe Dubost’s Amazon look-alike résumé has garnered several good job offers by now. His website has been […]

Band-Aids and brinkmanship

I’d love to see some headlines reporting that Congress has been hard at work for months on a well-thought-out solution for the nation’s budget woes. I’d love to read stories […]

Thank you, Hostess, for the memories

Thank you, Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), for killing Hostess Brands, Inc., an iconic (since 1930) American company. Sure, some would call the products junk […]