Those executives who claim that their rewards are conferred by the logic of the market are either lacking in economic understanding or are being disingenuous. There is no honest market for corporate leadership.
Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.
The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.