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About merjet

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    Merlin Jetton
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    retired actuary (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries), Chartered Financial Analyst
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    Objectivity ; Journal of Ayn Rand Studies V7N2, V11N2, V13N2, more to come; My blog:
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  1. Murphy's Choice Pure Time Preference Theory of Interest #1 Pure Time Preference Theory of Interest #2
  2. Employer-paid Health Insurance
  3. Trump's Mythical Crackdown on Sex Trafficking
  4. First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." That is more than merely "to establish its freedom."
  5. House Reveals Proposed Health Care Revision #4 Financialization #2
  6. House Reveals Proposed Health Care Revision #3 Financialization #1
  7. The "objectivist belief" you give is quite different from what's here. Also, note the conditional clause, in a fully free society, which isn't reality. The belief you give is an anarchist one, and Ayn Rand was emphatically against anarchy.
  8. Trump's 2005 Form 1040 is shown here w/o the supplemental schedules/forms, e.g. Form 6251 - Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Page 2 shows a pre-AMT tax = $5,310,616, AMT tax = $31,261,179, resulting in a total tax = $36,571,795. Line 21 on Trump's 1040 page 1 is -$103,201,242. Taxable income for AMT purposes ignores this loss, which probably explains most of Trump's AMT tax. The mysterious Line 21 is the same one Trump used in 1995 to declare a loss > $915 million.
  9. Review of Financialization House Reveals Proposed Health Care Revision #2
  10. Where is that ladder? Did BO climb a ladder at his inauguration?
  11. A Little Obamacare Nonsense House Reveals Proposed Health Care Revision
  12. Fake news? Sessions' accusers are merely using a little hyperbole, an "innocent form of exaggeration" (The Art of the Deal).
  13. Economics of Immigration #3
  14. Ellen, it's you playing word games. I made it very clear I was posting about Trump. Then you replied agreeing with MSK about Bannon. If that is all you were doing, then it was completely unnecessary to quote me in your post.
  15. My post wasn't about Bannon.