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

Executives are overpaid boobs.

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 lower-level managers. Executives should be looking out past two…

Effective U.S. Tax Rates Across Time

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

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 even higher during the Reagan administration…

Them that’s got and them that’s not: Today’s employment

Them that’s got shall get

Them that’s not shall lose

So the Bible said and it still is news

“Broader Measure of U.S. Unemployment Stands at 17.5%”

The New York Times reports today on the situation of unemployment in the United States. The numbers, which I have been mentioning, differ from the standard ones issued by the government because they include those who have stopped looking…

Will Imbalance of Sexes in Asia Lead to War?

Victorian woman walking between two men in bowlers. Vintage Field and Garden, small business / blog license.

India and China are reporting births skew heavily to males. This may mean that these cultures will become more violent as they grow up with fewer mating options. It’s a big deal.

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