Choose Wisely

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What a surprise- not!   A new study (based upon US Bureau of Census data) has reported that folks who go to college earn $ 1 million more than those who don’t.  No, not in one year, silly- over their lifetimes.  Which comes to about $ 25K a year.   Moreover, this data has been around for at least 40 years- because I knew these facts back when I was teaching.

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Sorry, Warren- that is a terrible idea

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I read Warren Buffett’s piece, Better than Raising the Minimum Wage, in Friday’s Wall Street Journal. I expected better from Mr. Buffett, who has generally come across with better taxation and income ideas publicly.  This piece is not up to his normal standards- because it is yet another method to have the US citizenry subsidize the actions of moderate and larger sized businesses.

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Cheaper than Iraq- and more important!

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Infrastructure.   You know- the facilities, the structures, the systems that our country (and cities and counties) need to survive.   Our economy can’t function without an infrastructure- whether it’s roads, tunnels, bridges, electric grids, water systems, sewers, telecommunications- or any combination thereof.

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