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  • Income Tax Rates Fall for Most Deserving

    Good news, taxpayers! The tax burden on the 400 most accomplished Americans—the linchpins of our modern economy—has fallen precipitously over the past two decades, even as their earnings have increased. They used to make only about 3,000 times more than the rest of us, back in the dark, socialist days of 1992, under President George H.W. Bush. And at that time, these successful people were paying a confiscatory 26 percent of their income in federal taxes! Why they did not all flee to Switzerland or Guernsey is anyone's guess. Certainly their spokespeople never tire of reminding us that these dynamic heroes of the economy will stampede like Herefords at the slightest whiff of taxes.
  • Journalism Study Focuses on Baltimore

    It looks like more bad press for—and in—Baltimore. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study today on the news "ecosystem" of our fair city. It focuses on how the news is reported and who reports it, how...

    Budget Cuts All Bark, No Bite

    Back in May, City Paper reported on proposed budget cuts to the city's animal services. At the time, it appeared that Animal Control would lose the two drivers responsible for collecting thousands of dead animals a year. The Baltimore Animal Rescue and...

    The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?

    Baltimore's bond rating was raised by Standard & Poor's. But what's in a rating?
    There was good news in recent days: Standard & Poor’s, the big bond-rating agency, raised Baltimore City's bond rating one notch to AA, up from AA-. Yvonne Wenger did a nice job explaining what this means,¬†for all of you (and all of me) who don'...