• Sundown of a Theory

    David Stockman, President Reagan’s former budget director, wrote an impassioned editorial in the New York Times this past Sunday essentially predicting financial death for the United States. While the points about the sluggish recovery from the financial crisis of 2008 are essentially correct, Mr. Stockman glosses over the risks faced in 2008 of a much… » read more

  • Tax Update

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was a politically attractive compromise for both parties that addressed the income tax most on voters’ minds but delayed for two months the more difficult issue of the budget cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Thus the act provided clarity to the revenue half of… » read more

  • Family Philanthropy – A Thanksgiving Project

    Parents and grandparents have expressed to us the difficultly they face in starting a conversation about philanthropy with their children. When is it a good time to talk to our kids about it? Where do we start? How do we explain it? We suggest a simple yet powerful holiday project that begins at the dinner… » read more