David Maymudes: ‘I just noticed that the online bond purchase limit is now $5000, up from $1000.’
☞ Indeed it is. Which means that to buy the $30,000 annual limit, if you wanted and could afford to, you’d need to visit the web site just six times, not thirty. (Likewise for your spouse.) And, yes, […]
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Flynn: ‘The other day I took a ride in a Toyota Prius, a hybrid car. It’s silent when idle at stops – no noise, no guzzling gas. You’ve got to get yourself in one and take a drive. The new technology it delivers is simply wonderful. (Extra plug: check out […]
Chris Williams: ‘A subject near and dear to hearts among us. Scope out webflyer.com, and more specifically the flyertalk link there in its pull-down menus (or flyertalk.com). This is where the mileage maniacs hang out. They are the road warriors who know all the tricks and post the very latest ways to generate […]
Here’s a good one. If you have $500 to contribute, it will link you up with a classroom, with a specific teacher who has specific needs for his or her class. You make the contribution on-line; that teacher’s ‘electronic wallet’ gets filled with $500 to buy the stuff she or he needs; he or she […]
Max Jonet: ‘I must say your writing sometimes makes a chap feel that you’re too late starting if you’re beginning to invest after the age of 22, let alone 63. Because one has to factor in that all might not go smoothly, so after 22 you’re not armed against the land mines of life […]
I love this from Rick Hertzberg in the April 8 New Yorker Magazine. He’s writing about a new conservative daily that recently debuted in New York, the New York Sun:
The Sun will be a niche paper. It will be a second (or third, or fourth) read for a few tens of thousands of New […]
Tom O’Connor: ‘Are mergers all they’re cracked up to be? It seems like many turn out badly, with lowered share prices, debt-laden balance sheets, etc. With all the people who stand to benefit from mergers (investment banks, M&A lawyers, management), I wonder if the long-term benefit for shareholders is often overpromised.’
Click here for a defense of Hitler in the Egyptian government newspaper Al-Akhbar. It’s from last summer.
Click here for a columnist in the same paper lamenting Hitler’s failure to exterminate the Jews. It’s from last week.
For translations of the Arab press generally, click here.
(For evidence that the Holocaust did […]
My heart leapt when I saw Tim Russert put the Kennedy “tax cut” chart up on his screen on yesterday’s ‘Meet the Press.’ This is exactly what American economic policy should be:
1. Fiscal responsibility – low interest rates – economic growth.
2. Protect Social Security and provide some funds for things like prescription drug […]
Gary Hidden: ‘As a 63-year-old retiree with all retirement savings in fixed income investments, I continue to have serious doubts about the wisdom of my ultra conservative approach since you as well as all the other investment gurus advise a more balanced approach with up to 70% of investments in equities. At 63, is it […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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