Search:

Type: Posts; User: wiggin; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9,192
    Views
    892,474

    Sticky: Poll: Re: Random Stuff & Nonsense

    Congrats on the kids! Hope things are going well. Don't know if I'll stick around much, but I have had a bit of time on my hands lately - just finished up grad school and am looking for jobs as I...
  2. Replies
    9,192
    Views
    892,474

    Sticky: Poll: Re: Random Stuff & Nonsense

    *pokes* Is this place still alive? Did I miss anything? ;)
  3. Thread: Retirement

    by wiggin
    Replies
    17
    Views
    8,239

    Poll: Re: Retirement

    Huh, I find everyone's responses to be illuminating.

    Personally, I'm saving quite a bit for retirement. The reality of compounded returns on investment means that every $1000 I sock away now will...
  4. Replies
    67
    Views
    25,214

    Re: Flu Vaccinations (and others?)

    Oh, my. Wow.
  5. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Yeah, I have hopes for some worthwhile tax reform, too. Probably will take a few years minimum, though.


    Quite. ;)


    Thanks! June 14... coming up soon, eh?

    Ender
  6. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Heh, thanks. If it makes you feel better, I had a meal with a bunch of my friends the night after we got engaged, and I didn't tell any of them, either. *shrugs*

    Ender
  7. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    I really think you'd be surprised how much money it costs to pay for a family rather than just one individual. Even living and eating frugally - but healthily - is expensive. Even with 'good'...
  8. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    He just started, but he's a pretty good one at Hopkins. I don't know the salary in his branch of the SOM, but I know that my department compensates decently (albeit fairly low percentile-wise) - WAY...
  9. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Heh, well my guess is you've never had kids. A postdoc in my lab has only two kids, and their financial situation is extraordinarily stressed. Her husband is a professor, so figure that they're...
  10. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    While I agree that flat taxes are an exceedingly poor idea, I think we should be cautious about making taxation too progressive. The US enjoys fairly low taxation, even for the wealthy (something...
  11. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,811

    Re: Your band's album cover!

    This is more amusing than anything else, since the name of my band is actually a musical piece.
  12. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    *shrugs* It will get better. Wait 5 or 10 years. A lot of people who weren't wise about things will get screwed over, but that's about it.

    Ender
  13. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Uh... Okay, I think we're being much too simple-minded in our analysis of what went wrong. Let's to a quick step-by-step, shall we?

    The last major economic crisis/correction was associated with...
  14. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Oh, it's certainly possible. Certainly US income taxes have dropped sharply in the last 50 years or so. But this has usually been in response to either a significant drop in spending (say, after...
  15. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    Dregs, it's not so clear. Certainly, consumer spending is a large part of how economies keep running. Classically, this is seen as the reason why Japan has had such trouble getting out of a very...
  16. Thread: Income Tax?

    by wiggin
    Replies
    67
    Views
    23,051

    Poll: Re: Income Tax?

    I don't have issues with a progressive tax per se, assuming the the significantly higher tax brackets are for taxing, effectively, the luxuries of the more wealthy and not their livelihoods. I do...
  17. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    Krispie Kreme had a thing as well.

    So... I'm guessing 338-349, with a possible low of 291. What does everyone else think?
  18. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    Obviously! The point isn't that a bricklayer or whatever is unnecessary, because that's so clearly untrue. All of these jobs are needed, of course. The question is whether they should be...
  19. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    Many people have suggested at various times since the '91 Gulf War that Powell would be an excellent Republican candidate for office. He's black, he's articulate, he's brilliant, and he's done...
  20. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    This depends a lot on where you live. Making $100k in Manhattan is a helluva lot less than making $100k in middle of nowhere Idaho. I'll agree that salaries in the millions of dollars are well...
  21. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    Well, a few comments: while 'hard work' is certainly its own reward, the entire concept of a market economy is that people are rewarded for making something of value. If what they make is more...
  22. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    While the system of progressive income taxes is relatively accepted in the US, the overall tax levels are quite low and the difference in taxation is not as much as in other countries. Quite simply,...
  23. Thread: Election '08

    by wiggin
    Replies
    81
    Views
    22,227

    Poll: Re: Election '08

    Obama's response was actually quite reasonable. He demonstrated both a knowledge of the underlying source for the rumors of such a 'union' (essentially, Ron Paul and some other scaremongers) and...
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    4,670

    Re: home is where...

    I won't give exact locations, but neighborhoods:

    The neighborhood where I grew up.

    Where I lived in Uni. (Yeah, I know, they're really close.)

    Where I currently live and work. (Shitty city...
  25. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,634

    Re: Wiggin Had a Birthday!

    *smiles* You are much too kind. Just another day, I'm afraid. ;)

    Ender
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4