The Lie Of The Century
with No Comments

This lie was PolitiFact’s 2013 lie of the year, but we dub it the lie of the century.

Executive Summary of the Possible Taiwan Conflict (June 2023)
with No Comments

This article is a curated list of recent news about Taiwan.

New Proposals Offer Insight into Republican’s Tax Agenda
with No Comments

We’ll have to wait and see what they really mean by these lofty goals.

Federal Debt Burden May Settle 2026 Tax Uncertainty
with No Comments

I have difficultly imagining a likely outcome where I would regret a Roth conversion.

A Thoughtful Reply to the Debt Ceiling Crisis
with No Comments

While there can be a lot of uncertainty, the conclusion is normally anticlimactic.

Radio: The Debt Ceiling (2023)
with No Comments

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about the current debt ceiling discussions.

Is It Better to Give to a Strong Link or a Weak Link?
with No Comments

Malcolm Gladwell establishes two opposing types of problems: a strong-link problem and a weak-link problem. Which type of problem can charitable giving solve?

Radio: Inflation in December 2022
with No Comments

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about the causes of inflation.

I Was Lucky To Be a 502
with No Comments

George Marotta remembers his time serving in World War II.

On the Home Front During World War II
with No Comments

As Edward R. Morrow would say at the close of his popular news broadcasts, “And that is the way it was on the home front during World War II.”

The Two Koreas
with No Comments

After my military service in World War II, I warned fellow students that “there is going to be trouble in Korea!”

Are Recessions a Real Thing?
with No Comments

Regardless of which it is and whether we are in a recession, it is always a good time to have a balanced portfolio.

Radio: Dangers of Seeking Utopia
with No Comments

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about dangers of seeking utopia and the sinfulness of humanity.

Big Mac Index Shows Official CPI Under Reports Inflation (2022)
with No Comments

I decided to see if McDonald’s famous burger was still appreciating faster than the CPI. It has been.

Hoover Fellow Criticizes Faculty For Their Partisanship (June 1988)
with No Comments

This letter to the editor from George Marotta was published in The Stanford Daily on June 24, 1988.

Radio: How The United States Ruined Its Own Fiscal Health
with No Comments

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about “How The United States Ruined Its Own Fiscal Health.”

High Inflation, Low Fiscal Health, and What Comes Next for the U.S.
with No Comments

At 4.0% inflation, cash will lose 82.88% of its value over 45 years. Such loss of value can ruin a retirement plan more so than any market returns. Your long term investments need to appreciate well over inflation. The best method to do that is to stay mostly invested in stocks.

Radio: A Review of Freedom in the United States (2022)
with No Comments

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about “The Failure of Government.”

Radio: Health Insurance Subsidies and Inflation
with No Comments

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about health insurance subsidies and inflation.

Radio: Systemic Inequality in the Social Security Rules
with No Comments

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about Systemic Inequality in the Social Security Rules.

Systemic Inequality in the Social Security Rules
with No Comments

Social Security as it exists today is a failure either way you look at it.

Radio: Biden’s Support of Unions
with No Comments

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about Biden’s support of unions.

Radio: Eliminate the Corporate Tax
with No Comments

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to discuss corporate tax rates.

Radio: Raising the Minimum Wages Hurts the Already Disadvantaged
with No Comments

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to talk about raising the minimum wage.

A Review of Fair Trade Efforts and Sweatshops
with No Comments

Before you assume that moral licensing such as Fairtrade is the only ethical consumerism, think again. Understanding how such licensing works shows how little good it actually does.

Radio: Lessons From 2020 About Government Regulation
with No Comments

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to discuss government regulations which made it more difficult for the free markets to cope with COVID-19.

Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts The Most Disadvantaged
with No Comments

We need to go beyond good intentions. The underprivileged among us deserve good results.

Four Things You Can Do No Matter Who Wins
with No Comments

Wealth management is in your control and there are actions you can take regardless of who wins today.

Social Security & Its 85th Birthday (2020)
with No Comments

Every day, the government has the chance to free our children from this burden.

Vote Early Instead of Voting Absentee (Virginia)
with No Comments

Voting early has the same process as voting in-person.

No, We Do Not Need a National Retirement System
with No Comments

Rekenthaler’s proposed narrowing of choices to a one-size fits all national solution provides a poor substitution for our current choices.

Looking Backward on Socialism: Free College Education For All
with No Comments

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show to take a closer look at the calls for free college education in the socialist utopia.

Hong Kong Still Has a Place in Freedom Investing
with No Comments

Hong Kong has always been an anomaly: a tiny, extremely free country with an expiration date in 2047.

Radio: A Discussion on Welfare Hypocrisy
with No Comments

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, David John Marotta appeared on Radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show with Rob Schilling to refute the hypocrisy of taking a tax credit while opposing the legislation.

Should The Welfare Hypocrisy Critique Keep Me From My Tax Credit?
with No Comments

Pagans accept Christmas presents. Self-estranged children accept inheritance. Libertarians accept tax credits.

Don’t Let Politics Make You Afraid of Investing
with No Comments

Don’t let your political emotions cause you to be fearful about the economy. Those misplaced fears may impoverish your financial well-being.

Looking Backward On Socialism: Socialism Is Intolerant
with No Comments

The space of disagreement between tolerance and intolerance is often lost in the socialist perspective.

Looking Backward on Socialism: Liberal Control Of Academia
with No Comments

The increasing monoculture within universities pushes, at least slightly, each graduating class more toward favoring socialism.

Calculating the Impact of Warren’s Ultra-Millionaire Tax
with No Comments

It looks like the calculator is simply wrong. It uses a 3% tax rate instead of the 6% tax rate they cite for the Elizabeth Warren’s Tax Plan.

Looking Backward On Socialism: The Hypnotic Appeal Of Future Pacing
with No Comments

Our first step is not “closing our eyes and imaging it.” We need our eyes wide open analyzing each idea for its own individual costs and benefits.

Looking Backward On Socialism: No Such Thing As Self-Sufficiency
with No Comments

One common socialist assumption is that government collectivism is so essential for success that there is no such thing as self-sufficiency.

Looking Backward on Socialism: Fulfilled By Different Countries
with No Comments

Edward Bellamy’s novel “Looking Backward” moved hearts and minds, ultimately moving nations and history.

Looking Backward On Socialism: A Radical Denial Of Human Nature
with No Comments

One of the most common socialist assumptions is that it is possible to perfect society.

2019 Social Security Facts on Its 84th Birthday
with No Comments

Social Security just turned 84 years old today (August 14, 2019). It has stayed alive on the false sentiment of sunk costs.

Looking Backward On Socialism: A False Appeal To Nordic Countries
with No Comments

The appeal to the Nordic countries from socialists is a false one. Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway are examples of market economies, not socialism.

Looking Backward On Socialism: The Use Of Force To Bring About Utopia
with No Comments

The unpleasant reality is that socialism quickly turns to the use of force to bring about their vision of society.

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 16th, 2019
with No Comments

Without taxes, you could leave work at 2:41pm every day.

In Response to the Government Shutdown, NPR Says “Regulate Me!”
with No Comments

Although the NPR commentators suggest that the corporate heart is growing fonder of government, feeling wistful, and longing for government bureaucracy, nothing could be further from the truth.

Do Stock Buybacks Bring Real Value?
with No Comments

Stock buyback programs are a method of returning profits to shareholders without causing a taxable event.

What Is Shareholder Primacy?
with No Comments

Since only a small portion of stock is traded each day, a large majority of shareholders prioritize the long term appreciation of the value of the company.

1 2 3 4 11

Like what you read? Subscribe to our newsletter!