House education leaders won’t budge on school finance, private … – Texas Tribune

The top House education leader said Sunday that “private school choice” is still dead in the lower chamber. “We only voted six times against it in the House,” House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty said. “There’s nothing more offensive as a parent of a special-needs child than to tell me what I think I need. I’m prepared to have that […]

Car finance: Is it time to go down the PCP and HP road? – Express.co.uk

“Plenty of motorists like to upgrade their vehicle every few years, and PCP lets them do that,” Walker says. Somebody who uses PCP to buy a £20,000 car might put down a £4,000 deposit and take out a loan from the dealer for £7,000 plus interest over three years.  At the end of that term, […]

Personal finance education may be required at Wisconsin public schools – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Wisconsin Assembly last week passed a bill that would require public schools to incorporate financial literacy into their kindergarten-through-12th grade curriculum.(Photo: Journal Sentinel file photo) Along with teaching reading, writing and math, Wisconsin public schools could be assigned another fundamental mission — helping students understand basic personal finance concepts such as credit, compound interest and budgeting. […]

Bengaluru Gets It Right – Land Value Tax To Finance The Metro – Forbes

This is an interesting little example of good public policy–Bengaluru is using a variation of land value taxation to fund the construction of a metro station. The basic insight being that the construction of a metro line adds value in the areas served by it. Thus a reasonable method of financing the construction is by […]

A Bull Market That Creates Few Jobs in Finance – Bloomberg – Bloomberg

Today, we are going off the beaten path with an interesting look at an aspect of employment data. Stick with me, because what we found was a bit surprising. The subject of Wall Street employment came up via my colleague Josh Brown, who mused that this may be the first bull market when Wall Street […]

Scaling up climate finance in Latin America – Natural Resources Defense Council

The decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement was widely criticized around the world and raised speculation about how the Agreement’s goals, including targets related to climate finance would be met. The good news is that while the U.S. federal government is refusing to lead on climate action, other U.S. leaders are […]

Brexit negotiations: The best and worst cases for the UK finance industry – Quartz

A year since Britons voted to leave the EU, one of the few certainties is that international financial companies will move jobs out of London. The question remains how many, and it’s a question that matters for the entire country because the financial industry is a vital part of the UK economy. The City of […]

Machines Won’t Push Humans Out of Finance, Billionaire Gundlach Says – Bloomberg

In the financial industry’s battle of humans versus machines, billionaire bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach is betting people will prevail. “I don’t believe in machines taking over finance at all,” Gundlach, chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital, said Thursday night in a cocktail-hour interview before his induction into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Inc.’s Hall […]

Machines Won’t Push Humans Out of Finance, Billionaire Gundlach Says – Bloomberg

In the financial industry’s battle of humans versus machines, billionaire bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach is betting people will prevail. “I don’t believe in machines taking over finance at all,” Gundlach, chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital, said Thursday night in a cocktail-hour interview before his induction into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Inc.’s Hall […]

At its core, the Senate health bill slashes Medicaid to finance a tax cut for the rich – Vox

With Senate Republicans’ release of their health care bill Thursday, the party’s grand design on health policy is now impossible to mistake. The party’s chief goal is to slash Medicaid’s spending on poor Americans, so they can cut taxes for rich Americans. It’s a massive redistribution from the poor to the rich. The GOP’s policy […]

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