Having referred to himself for at least a decade as “Middle Class Joe,” Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s much higher income since ending his tenure as vice president runs the risk of cutting against a core message of his campaign that, unique among the candidates, he can connect with and represent ordinary people, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Does ‘Middle Class Joe’ Theme Work Now That He Makes Millions?
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The plan is likely to provide for individuals with annual incomes of less than $75,000 and couples making less than $150,000 to receive checks this summer ranging from $300 to $1,200 (the expected limit for individuals is $600). It is expected to be approved by Congress by Feb. 15, reports the Los Angeles Times. … [Read more...] about Rebate Checks Coming for Middle-Class Earners of $75K or Less
Ethically, I believe that the American Dream should not be allowed to devolve into a zero-sum game, in which one person's gain comes at others' loss. A solution could lie in redefining the ideal of "living better." Instead of limiting access to space through its privatization, we could think of publicly accessible spaces and amenities as providing new freedoms though opportunities for engaging with people who are different from us and who might thus stretch our thinking about the world. … [Read more...] about American family homes are getting bigger than ever, but US homeowners don’t fully understand the consequences of living big
Another factor that has contributed to the practice of charging exorbitant fees by Senior Counsels is the relationship they share with big Law Firms. Most Senior Lawyers are regularly briefed by big law firms and they have easy access to them. The Law Firms create an impression that they can only make sure the appearance of certain big names in the profession. Both enjoy a relationship of mutualism. Since Senior Counsels themselves cannot accept briefs directly from a client, some of them recommend names of their favorite firms to the clients and these firms when engaged by the client return the favor by engaging them to represent them in the Court. Thus, instead of simply asking the client to select an advocate of his own choice to brief him, the Senior Counsel deliberately influences the client’s opinion by recommending certain firms and in the process, some of them acts as a facilitator in solicitation of clients by these firms.In addition to this, many Senior … [Read more...] about Senior Counsel Fee: How much is too much?
The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home prices. Among the states, Texas registers the highest priced-out effects, where more than 18,000 households can be pushed out of the market for a median-priced new home if the price increases by $1,000. California, which is more populous but has less affordable new homes, registers the second highest priced out effects – 14,423 households. Measured by local metro areas, the number of households who would be priced out of the market based on a $1,000 increase in housing prices range from a low of 19 in Napa, California to a high of 5,742 in the Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York area. … [Read more...] about Home Prices Keep Households Out of Market