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A Supply-Side Tax Reform

Senators Lee and Rubio outline their new tax-reform proposal in the Wall Street Journal today (sub. req’d.). Over at Bloomberg, I argue that the proposal would produce the most pro-growth tax code we have had since the 1920s.

The biggest private equity firm in the world thinks Europe will never grow

At a luncheon hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Blackstone CEO Steven Schwarzman said that his firm is working under the assumption that Europe will never grow. “Our baked-in assumption is that Europe never grows," Bloomberg quotedShow More Summary

Hearst Looking for Business Media Acquisitions

During a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, Hearst Corporation CEO Steve Swartz dropped this interesting tidbit — the publishing giant is on the hunt for business media companies. Swartz was asked to comment on Hearst’s...Show More Summary

Grand Central: U.K. and U.S. Lawmakers Pressing for More Central Bank Accountability

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Jason Douglas sees the Bank of England being pressed for greater accountability by lawmakers, but they don't question its usefulness.

Nope, there's no 'Apple Pay fraud'

A hot and heavy headline at the Wall Street Journal, "Fraud Comes to Apple Pay," gives the impression of some kind of security weakness in Apple's new payment system, but it's not justified. What has happened is that Apple Pay itself...Show More Summary

Vietnam Economy: Q&A With the IMF’s Sanjay Kalra

The International Monetary Fund’s resident representative for Vietnam, Sanjay Kalra, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the economic situation in Vietnam and what needs to be done for the country to achieve sustainable growth in the years ahead.

Headline of the Day

Rurik Bradbury, writing for Trustev: A hot and heavy headline at the Wall Street Journal, “Fraud Comes o Apple Pay,” gives the impression of some kind of security weakness in Apple’s new payment system, but it’s not justified. What has...Show More Summary

NBC Smiles At Plan To Create Subscription Web Service For Comedy

Funny is money: NBC plans to launch a Web-based subscription comedy service this year, the network confirms. But much else about the initiative, disclosed by the Wall Street Journal, remains unclear — in part because it’s still in the...Show More Summary

WSJ Recycles Debunked Myths To Call On The Supreme Court To Strike Down Affordable Care Act Tax Credits

The Wall Street Journal is once again promoting a right-wing challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by repeating misinformation about the case, calling on the Supreme Court to strike down some health care subsidies while falsely claiming the law's "plain text" renders them illegal. On March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Show More Summary

A Troubling Argument in the Wall Street Journal

A report of mine was quoted recently in the Wall Street Journal, and it drew a response from a concerned reader. The “Notable & Quotable” of Feb. 23, which is from the Tax Foundation’s report “Sources of Personal Income,” correctly points...Show More Summary

WSJ: NBC is working on a streaming service for comedy fans

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Standalone streaming apps continue to surface, and it looks like NBC has one in the works just for comedy-loving cord cutters. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the network is building a subscription service in hopes of reaching younger view...

NBC wants you to pay for streams of Jimmy Fallon, SNL

18 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Well, this is interesting: NBC Universal is working on a comedy video subscription service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The service, which could launch later this year,…

Pro-Life Doctor Ben Carson Launches Exploratory Committee for GOP Presidential Run

Pro-life doctor Ben Carson on Monday launched an exploratory committee for a possible run for the Republican nomination for president. Terry Giles, Carson’s campaign executive, told the Wall Street Journal that Carson opened the committee, which will allow him to raise money that could eventually be transferred to an official presidential campaign. That would lead […]

Bottom 90% Pretax Pretransfer Income is no Proxy for Median After-Tax Income

Alan Reynolds This graph illustrates a few points made in my recent Wall Street Journal article. First of all, the Piketty & Saez mean average of bottom 90% incomes per tax unit is not a credible proxy for median household income, particularly...Show More Summary

Iran Joins Fight for Saddam's Hometown

Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit is once again in focus, as Iran's Revolutionary Guard teams with Iraqi forces to retake it from ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reports. The head of the Revolutionary Guard's overseas arm is reportedly directing activity near the town as artillery, rockets, and drones support forces...

Netanyahu: Emerging Iran deal would ensure Tehran gets nukes

Breaking: Netanyahu: Emerging deal with Iran would assure Tehran eventually acquires nuclear weapon — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 3, 2015

Tuesday Morning Stir

-The Wall Street Journal explores how fidgeting with a small toy or gadget at your desk can spark creativity (video above). -CBS Interactive launched in-house advertising unit Studio 61. -According to Careerbuilder, marketing executive...Show More Summary

Inverting the axis for goodness sake

Last week, Wall Street Journal inverted the vertical axis in one of their charts. The last time someone did this, a huge uproar ensued. (The Florida gun deaths chart discussed here.) This time, the act appeared to have caused barely...

Grand Central: Ready, Fire, Aim … Let’s Reform the Fed

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath considers the growing clamor for reform of the Fed, and suggests a way forward.

Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can...

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