Facts of the Day

Never Look Back: Advice for the Next Generation from John Spooner and James Stone
Never Look Back: Advice for the Next Generation from John Spooner and James Stone

John Spooner is one of America’s best-known investment advisor/writers. His best-selling nonfiction includes Confessions of a Stockbroker, Smart People, and…

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The Case for Universal National Service
The Case for Universal National Service

Service commitments could prepare youths for life after high school Our educational system isn’t working well anymore for young people…

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EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with Diana Laufenberg
EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg, TED Speaker, Educator This week, James M. Stone discusses solutions to our education system with Diana Laufenberg. For…

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The High School Graduation Rate Is Not an Accurrate Reflection of Young Adults’ Preparedness for Jobs
The High School Graduation Rate Is Not an Accurrate Reflection of Young Adults’ Preparedness for Jobs

What Five Easy Theses says about meaningless high school diplomas: The degree of preparedness for college or a meaningful job…

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The Mortgage Interest Deduction Tax Cut Does Not Encourage People to Buy Homes
The Mortgage Interest Deduction Tax Cut Does Not Encourage People to Buy Homes

What Five Easy Theses says about the mortgage interest tax deduction: It is far from obvious that the mortgage-interest deduction…

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Big Dollars Are Not Eligible For Tax Cuts but Kept Safe In Untouchable Programs
Big Dollars Are Not Eligible For Tax Cuts but Kept Safe In Untouchable Programs

What Five Easy Theses says about big-dollar tax programs: The big dollars are virtually all in programs generally considered off…

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The Wealthy Do Not Pay Nearly as Much in Taxes as They Used to
The Wealthy Do Not Pay Nearly as Much in Taxes as They Used to

What Five Easy Theses says about decreased taxes for the wealthy: Our tax system in the United States has become…

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EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with Howard Schwartz
EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with Howard Schwartz

James M. Stone sat down with Howard Schwartz to discuss solutions to the income and wealth inequality we face. Howard…

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EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with L.J. Rittenhouse
EXPERT INTERVIEW: James M. Stone in conversation with L.J. Rittenhouse

James M. Stone sat down with L.J. Rittenhouse to discuss solutions to our fiscal deficit, income inequality, and regulating the…

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