Most Executives Are Complete Boobs (or “Why the Recovery Won’t Happen”)

If you are banking on corporate executives to make the high-level market decisions that will pull the world out of this spiraling recession, you’re betting on a nag. Most executives not only don’t know how to do executive-level work, they couldn’t do it if they did. Executive work is not line work, nor is it very similar to that of …

From the Bimbo cartoon “The Bum Bandit” (1931), Fleischer studio- not mickey mouse!

Effective U.S. Tax Rates Across Time

Jim has run the numbers to show effective tax rates (including Social Security and Medicare taxes) over the past 60 years or so. It’s a fascinating look at how taxes have changed over time. Interesting to look at. It seems weird that the total effective tax rate on Jim’s median family was lowered during the Carter administration to only rise …