The 2010 Dead Billionaires’ Club

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What do Mary Janet Cargill, Dan L. Duncan, Walter Shorenstein and George Steinbrenner have in common? If you guessed that they’re all dead, that they were extraordinarily wealthy at the time of their deaths, and that their estates will pass to their heirs untaxed by any sort of transfer tax, you’d win the jackpot. They are members of the “2010 … Read More

Changing Times

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“May you live in interesting times,” says the old Chinese curse. “May you live in interesting and changing times” may be more germane to our modern era. Our planet is increasingly governed by economic upheavals, and absolute truths are shifting. Nothing is exempt. Indicators that we formerly relied upon as beacons of economic health have become suspect. Unemployment stays stubbornly … Read More