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  • Date: 10/8/10 1:17 PM
  • Number: 341368
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That was a long time ago. It was first changed to a year and now it is fully subject to income tax.

My bad -- I did not realize the law changed in the past 18 months.

Shame on you, however, for suggest that capital gains in
  • Date: 10/8/10 12:59 PM
  • Number: 341363
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Really? How much "capital" did Bill Gates have "at risk"?

Bill Gates is an example of a success story. Do all people who attempt to develop software programs become that successful? Of course not, most attempts
  • Date: 10/7/10 10:02 PM
  • Number: 341328
  • Recommendations: 0
Here's the lastest Census data on the net worth of households by age demographic;

  • Date: 10/7/10 9:05 PM
  • Number: 341326
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There's a little bit of difference between earning and accumulating. The latter can be done just by having one's well to do parents die. And those are the right age groups for that event. Just bringing it up since that's my
  • Date: 10/7/10 7:24 PM
  • Number: 341324
  • Recommendations: 25
Indeed, we tax income produced from wealth a rate lower than actual work.

That's always been the case (except for 1913-1921 and 1986-1990). Even during the period when the top marginal income tax rate was 91 percent, the top rate on
  • Date: 10/7/10 6:56 PM
  • Number: 341322
  • Recommendations: 1
A general poll of the population revealed that the typical American is clueless about wealth distribution.

Apparently the typical American is even more clueless about demographics.

It's widely known that the peak earning
  • Date: 6/7/10 2:19 AM
  • Number: 330065
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But being a veteran of many of these kinds of exchanges over the years, I realized that the "purists" would argue that one needed to account for dividend reinvestment and adjust the returns for those dividends.

  • Date: 10/9/09 2:31 PM
  • Number: 308836
  • Recommendations: 3
The economy turned around in 1932

1932 was the steepest year of decline. A steep decline from the already smaller economy of 1931, which was smaller than 1930, which was smaller than 1929.

following the first significant
  • Date: 10/9/09 2:16 PM
  • Number: 308831
  • Recommendations: 1
None of these options are feasible for the US Government. So they realistically only have one option left
to print their way out of their debt crisis.

Inflation will only dilute the burden of existing obligations. It will
  • Date: 10/9/09 1:54 PM
  • Number: 308826
  • Recommendations: 6
why is it that the people who insist gold is a better store of value than the dollar also insist on comparing its performance in un-adjusted dollars?

Gold is demonstrated to be the most stable of all commodities. Unlike other
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