Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dividend Payouts and Opportunity Cost

Walter Olson’s post yesterday at Cato examines one Maryland councilman’s confused logic regarding dividend payments by a local utility to shareholders. This somewhat dated report from the House’s Joint Economic Committee outlines the broadening ownership of the reviled shareholders mentioned … Continue reading

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State Pension Funding Levels – What it Means for Citizens

One of the problems with the presentation of detailed financial information is that no matter how important the data is, its relevance becomes obscured by the method of presentation. I recently discovered Fusion Charts, and present information related to state … Continue reading

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Pension Obligations By State

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