Taxpayers Funded the Baltimore Riots

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Last week we saw rioting and heated protests take over the streets of Baltimore, creating a media spectacle and ravaging this recently revitalized blue collar American city. The worst part, however, is that taxpayers helped to fund that calamity. Let me be clear from the get-go: I am NOT talking about the peaceful protests or law-abiding activists working to improve … Read More

Taxpayers Funded the Baltimore Riots

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Last week we saw rioting and heated protests take over the streets of Baltimore, creating a media spectacle and ravaging this recently revitalized blue collar American city. The worst part, however, is that taxpayers helped to fund that calamity. Let me be clear from the get-go: I am NOT talking about the peaceful protests or law-abiding activists working to improve … Read More

Avoiding a Greek Tragedy at Home

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Greece is a mess. Athens is coming closer to running out of cash by the day, and a default is looming on the horizon. Other EU countries appear to be trying to help Greece, but no one really wants to get their hands dirty. Greece’s spiraling downfall should be a wake-up call for other countries facing a debt crisis, starting … Read More

Why Rand Paul Gets So Much Bad Press

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Earlier this month, Rand Paul announced his run for the White House in 2016, and was immediately dragged through the mud by the mainstream media. Why is the media being so harsh on Rand Paul? In short, it’s because they just don’t like him. His attitude toward them, coupled with their overbearing love for other candidates, makes him an easy … Read More

The Great American Tax Charade

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Happy Tax Day! Are you feeling patriotic? Me neither. The truth is, the ever-changing tax code needs to make a huge change. Now, with an election looming on the horizon, there is no better time to get educated and make your vote count. The tax code needs to be scrapped, burned, encased in lead and then shot into the sun, … Read More

DOL fiduciary rule falls flat

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Commentary: After much anticipation, the Department of Labor unveiled a rule on Tuesday that could establish a fiduciary responsibility for brokers working with retirement accounts. The proposal still has to go through the comment period, but if passed, it promises to be a step toward reducing conflicts of interest while urging advisers to work in the best interest of their … Read More

Fort Hood Victims Get Purple Hearts but Still No Benefits

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It has taken more than five years, but the Obama administration has finally acknowledged that those hurt and killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings were victims of terrorism. Until this point, the act of violence was considered “workplace violence” since the injuries were not sustained in combat against foreign terrorist forces. The victims received their Purple Hearts in a … Read More

How to Fix The Conflicts Of Interest That Exist In Employer-Sponsored 401(k) Plans

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Juliette Fairley Follow Apr 7, 2015 6:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Raina Lipsitz, a 32-year-old New Yorker who works in internal communications, invests in her company 401(k) plan but admits she has a limited understanding of fees and expense ratios. “I don’t know what fees I pay,” Lipsitz told MainStreet. “I have access to the balance on my … Read More

Jay-Z Launches a New Way for Music Artists to Get Paid

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You wouldn’t steal a piece of artwork off of a museum wall, would you? Yet people do nearly the same thing every day by downloading or streaming music for free. Thanks to a recent announcement from Jay-Z, artists will now be compensated fairly. On March 31 hip-hop mogul Jay-Z announced the launch of a new artist-owned streaming alternative called Tidal. … Read More

NCAA’s March ‘Moneymaker’ Madness

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According to Forbes, the average NBA player receives a salary of $5.15 million per year. The highest paid college athlete’s salary? Absolutely nothing, and that needs to change. The NCAA made $871.6 million dollars in 2011-12, the most recent year that audited numbers are available. With March Madness, one of the most highly-sponsored and profitable events the NCAA hosts, their … Read More