Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

VIDEO: The Very Intriguing Libertarian Ticket

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Taxes, Texas, Video

With Bill Weld (former two-term MA governor) joining the bottom of the Libertarian Party ticket alongside Gary Johnson (former two-term NM governor), I have to say I’m intrigued. They can count on: Elected office experience (far more than the presumptive GOP nominee) Track record (far more, etc) A decent runway on an issue that some [&hellip

Why Wealth Inequality Matters - Plus CEO Pay Again

Why Wealth Inequality Matters – Plus CEO Pay Again

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Texas

Last week I wrote about the sharp rise in super-manager pay throughout the 1990s, and specifically a funny (to me) quirk of stock option awards and bad math by corporate boards. The good news is I have a bunch more thoughts on the rise of super-manager pay and – but wait – Wait — WAIT! [&hellip

Money and Politics - 2016 Edition

Money and Politics – 2016 Edition

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

We are deep into Presidential primary election time, so I thought I’d share my views of candidates and the system with my green eyeshades on. I don’t have a ‘unified theory’ of money in politics, but rather a series of thoughts, some connected, the rest not. For starters, I have a fetish about honesty when [&hellip

JEB!'s Future Tax Policy

JEB!’s Future Tax Policy

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes

I’m going to start this post with the controversial thing, before moving on to the analytical thing. Now, I know you. You’re going to want to angrily write to me about the controversial thing, and especially how I’m wrong. I don’t care. What I’m hoping is that we can turn quickly to the analytical thing, which [&hellip

A Leader for San Antonio: Mike Villarreal

A Leader for San Antonio: Mike Villarreal

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

I have something to say about the San Antonio Mayor’s race. My friend Mike Villarreal is running and he is by far the best candidate. He supports data-driven financial policies (rather than platitudes and rhetoric), he listens and acts across party lines and for the good of the whole (not just one constituency), and he’s [&hellip