Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

College Finance - A Response

College Finance – A Response

By The History Teacher | Blog Posts, Inequality, Texas

Editor’s Note: The History Teacher sent his eldest daughter off to a private four-year college this Fall, so read my posts on college finance with particular interest, and decided to respond. As you can read, his views on their choices are also influenced by the recent election. Dear Michael: These thoughts were prompted by your [&hellip

Book Review: Rome In The Late Republic, by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford

Book Review: Rome In The Late Republic, by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Inequality

Just some light reading in the final weekend before the US Presidential election. I checked Rome In The Late Republic by Mary Beard and Michael Crawford out of the library in an obvious despair-at-the-fall-of-the-West kind of mood. The first thing I learned is that the specific years of the “Late Republic” are in dispute and might span [&hellip

Book Review: Between The World And Me

Book Review: Between The World And Me

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Inequality

Ta-Nahesi Coates wrote Between The World And Me as a personal intellectual and political history, and guide for his son, for thinking about race in the United States. The book also might seem to serve as an updated guide for the rest of us to make sense of the mess of race relations in the United States. We [&hellip

School Finance FrightMare in Houston

School Finance FrightMare in Houston

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Taxes, Texas

Voters living within the Houston ISD catchment area on November 8th face a “Scylla and Charybdis” vote – and it’s not Clinton vs. Trump – but rather equally terrible public school funding choices. What’s happening in Houston gives Texans everywhere an insight into a complex problem with no easy solutions, as Glen Read the general [&hellip

Should We Consider Taxing Non-Profits?

Should We Consider Taxing Non-Profits?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality

Are tax-advantaged charitable organizations going to face heavier tax bills in the future? More interestingly, should they? Connecticut state legislators introduced in March targeted legislation to tax some of the $2.6 billion in investment gains that Yale University earned on its $25.6 billion endowment in 2015.  Yale budgeted to spend $1.1 billion of its endowment funds in [&hellip