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How cuts in global public health measures endanger us all; cuts in WHO hurt response to ebola

By Olivia LaRosa, September 2, 2014 Today, a headline caught my eye. Cuts in WHO hurt response to ebola.  (NYT 9-2-2014) What is WHO? Why, it’s the World Health Organization, which is supposed to respond quickly and effectively to outbreaks of … Continue reading

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3 ways to measure our economy that are not the GDP

We can measure the economy in different ways to improve human life and enhance human potential. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures government services only by the dollars spent, but not by the dollars earned by our investments in our … Continue reading

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Harvard Ed School students protest graduation speaker

My comments: These graduates from Harvard know their own minds. They object to having a speaker with an agenda that is in direct opposition to the highest aspirations of these talented future educators. “Reform” means giving up local control of … Continue reading

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Redistribution gets a makeover: Communists have seized the IMF!

Washington Post, February 27, 2014 By Olivia LaRosa My comments: Governments have always redistributed wealth … usually UPward. The constant struggle in which we are engaged is to get those who have taken unfair advantage of the system to share. … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not be a Real Estate Professional; or, Don’t have a day job

If any of your income is derived from rental real estate, this information is significant. Income from rental real estate is considered “passive” income. There is nothing wrong with having passive income. Just remember that it is treated differently under … Continue reading

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Claim your disabled adult child as a dependent on your tax return

In order to continue to claim your disabled adult child on your income tax return, the following five tests must be fulfilled. First, the child must be your legal child. Second, the child must be permanently and totally disabled at … Continue reading

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