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A friend of mine sent me this today. I will call this the conservative tax rant. (Please read the rant.) We’ve all seen multiple variations of this tax rant over the years. This e-mail is a mix of probably three or four different e-mails. I haven’t taken the time to look it up but I bet you it is so. The underlying theme throughout the e-mail is that we pay “too many taxes.” I would like to look at this from several different angles because I think it reveals the conservative mindset – do anything to make your point (including play

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Why are hedge fund managers worth more than doctors?

I found this article while surfing the web. When I think about putting in 12-16-hour days and then I think about these four-day-a-week guys… From Blogginstocks: A few months ago a doctor asked me why hedge fund managers make more money than he and his colleagues. After all, Doctor, when used before a name, is capitalized, while hedge fund manager isn’t. While I’m joking about the capitalization — it does reflect the much greater level of societal acclamation doctors receive from the moment they set their minds on an MD to their obituaries. So why doesn’t societal acclamation translate into money?

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Students are standing up!! (updated)

I really like this. Students have gotten the shaft in this country for 30 years. Reagan raised student loan fees and interest rates. The states followed and it has been open season on students ever since. Why is tuition so ridiculously expensive? From CNN: A movement born of $1 billion in budget cuts to California’s state university system has blossomed into a nationwide protest, as students and professors in 33 states will challenge administrators and state lawmakers to ante up. Most of Thursday’s demonstrations will focus on cuts to state-funded colleges and universities, which supporters say drive up tuition, limit classes and make

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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