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  • Jun 24, 2004

    The Shipping News

    In a recent interview, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan lamented the incentive structure in academia, which tends to reward those who find exceptions to accepted economic principles. By contrast, those who restate them -- however opaquely, in the academic fashion -- find themselves somewhere down the list of desirable tenure candidates.

  • Jun 24, 2004

    A bonus for staying at home Full-time parenting is better than you think, for family and finances

    Question: My husband and I need assistance figuring out the tax benefit, if any, if I stay home with our son.

    Currently, my husband makes $52,000. After 403(b) contributions, health insurance, etc., he brings home $49,000 after taxes...

  • Jun 21, 2004

    Social Security still in trouble

    A new report by Congress' official budget shop, the Congressional Budget Office, sent the Social Security universe into a tizzy. The CBO report says Social Security's long-term debt is slightly smaller than the $10.4 trillion price tag estimated by Social Security's trustees back in March.

  • Jun 07, 2004

    Reagan's Economic Triumph

    Ronald Reagan's economic achievements were among the most important of his presidency. When he took office in January 1981 the American economy was suffering from many ills, including slow growth, high inflation, rising unemployment, and unprecedented interest rates.

  • May 28, 2004

    POLITICS: Is the GOP Well Dry for 2008?; No heir to Bush is in sight for the next go-round.

    Every time oil prices rise for an extended period, the news media issue dire warnings that a crisis is upon us -- it's not!

  • May 25, 2004

    A Highly Productive Report

    Just to show what a nerd I am, one of the things I look forward to every year at this time is the annual report of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas . The latest is just out and once again was worth the wait.

  • May 23, 2004

    The drive for solutions ; Drilling would ease U.S. dependence

    Congressional Democrats are blaming the president for higher fuel prices, while at the same time demanding that President Bush stop stocking our nation's strategic petroleum reserve and release some of its oil to lower current gas prices.

  • May 16, 2004

    John C. Goodman: Judges have hurt public schools

    Of all the social experiments of the 20th century, perhaps none was more disastrous than the attempt by federal judges to run inner-city public schools.