An appendix in the only investment guide you’ll ever need (ever) explains how buying wine by the case — if that gets you a 10% discount and you drink one bottle a week — works out to an internal rate of return on your investment of 177%. (Your investment is the extra cash required to buy a whole case.) If this [...]
Know any smokers?
Turns out — and this came as a surprise to a guy who wrote a little book about how addictive nicotine is — it’s easy to quit. Click here to buy a copy of Allen Carr’s Easy Way To Stop Smoking. And be sure to read the customer reviews — [...]
LBJ’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France when De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried [...]
Mitch McConnell says — in prepared remarks, not a slip of the tongue — that “by any measure, Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country.” So here’s another measure: jobs. George W. Bush handed Barack Obama an economy hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month. Barack Obama pulled us back from the brink of [...]
Yes, there was a column yesterday, I was just a dozen hours late posting it. It was much better than today’s column, so if you’re short on time, read that one.
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There is a general point here even if you have no American Express platinum card (and why would you? it costs [...]
I know, I know. A little early for this. Still, I figured you should know.
If it’s Mitt, as teased here in the New York Times, it will come down to: THIRD TIME’S A CHARM versus THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT. But it’s not gonna be Mitt (as explained here in Buzzfeed). Which makes the stakes 32 days from [...]
The good news is that $23,000 in Singaporean dollars is only $18,400 US.
The bad news? That’s just the one-way fare.
But look what you get.
This is someplace between “heaven” and “an obscenity” depending on your world view. (Both, if you share mine.) It’s certainly a lighter carbon footprint than owning [...]
There is so too much “big” money in politics — especially secret money. Most Democrats would like to fix that; Republicans block efforts at disclosure.
Another difference: Democrats want to make it easy to vote so more people will. Republicans want to make it harder, so more people won’t. Look, for example, at how [...]
. . . what Carmen Segarra witnessed going on at the Fed was so alarming, she started secretly making recordings of what she experienced as [...]
And guess which class is winning. The New Yorker brings the story to life. Can you imagine living on $8.50 an hour — in New York! — as Tapia does, after 14 years’ service? Where would be the harm if she and other fast food and hotel employees (to take two good [...]
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