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Amazon Will Announce Austin, Texas as New HQ2

September 20, 2018

In a move that will no doubt shock many in the industry, global ecommerce giant Amazon will announce Austin, TX to be home of their new headquarters (HQ2) by the end of the year. The development will span several years and place the multi-billion-dollar campus on Austin’s near-east side next to Oracle’s new campus. The […]

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How Much Does a Driver’s License Cost in Louisiana?

January 28, 2016

One of the most dreaded things about moving is changing over a driver’s license which means a trip to the bastion of government ineptness, the DMV. Naturally, the website isn’t completely informative, so here is what you may want to know like me: Coming from out of state, it costs $36.75 to get a new […]

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Advice On New-Car Buying

September 17, 2015

In Take Advantage, I mentioned the conventional wisdom to never purchase a new car since it loses anywhere from 10- to 20-percent of its value when you drive it off the lot. But sometimes, it makes sense to buy new. Many banks offer substantially lower interest rates for new cars than for used cars (USAA […]

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Self-Employed Tax Advice

April 11, 2015

Self-Employment Tax Advice There are a lot of great tax benefits when you own a small business. However, you’re also subject to certain taxes, like self-employment tax. This tax is a way for government agencies to collect tax on your earnings, just as if you were an employee. As a benefit of using H&R Block […]

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What to Do in Iraq: Privatize Security

August 12, 2014

Iraq is a horrifying mess. Reports of beheadings, military occupation, and outright genocide paint an extremely desperate picture of a region gone out of control. Westerners are right to feel the urge to do something about the situation and the most readily available solution would be to support US or UN military action in the […]

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Who Pays for the Minimum Wage? You Do.

June 9, 2014

From Daily Signal: In the city of SeaTac, Wash., where the minimum wage is now $15 an hour, one business is charging customers a “living wage” surcharge. An airport parking service, Masterpark, “is charging customers an additional 99 cents per parking day,” reported Northwest Watchdog. What's wrong with SeaTac's $15 min wage in 1 photo […]

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Economic Freedom Improves the Lives of Everyone

June 4, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1U1Jzdghjk

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Edward Snowden Interview with Brian Williams (Full Video)

May 29, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ow9N8f12ek  

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VA Staff Beats Veteran to Death For Trying to Leave

May 27, 2014

In a sickening case of authoritative mistreatment, a widow claims that a Veteran’s Affairs hospital staff beat her husband to death after he tried leaving because of an extended wait. This is on the heels of stories of long wait times at VA hospitals leading to dozens of preventable deaths. The Courthouse News Service reports: […]

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Got Premature Death? An Overview of the VA Scandal

May 23, 2014

It began in 2012 when scattered reports of mismanagement at VA hospitals started to emerge across the country, from vets contracting Legionnaires’ disease at a VA hospital in Pittsburgh to the deaths of several vets after an Atlanta VA hospital lost track of patients to a November 2013 report on CNN that the nation’s soldiers […]

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