Bob McTeer: Market Maverick- Dallas Business Journal

Bob McTeer, 67, is not your average economist. Outspoken and humorous, he has a style that has garnered him speaking engagements across the country, the label of "maverick" within the Federal Reserve – where he served for 36 years – and his latest position as Distinguished Fellow of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

A Converstaion with General Tommy Franks

General Tommy Franks, former Commander-in-Chief of the United State Central Command offers a unique perspective into the volatile conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the war in Iraq and critical Middle East…

Solar Sticker Shock Hits Washington County

Kittitas County, Washington is experiencing sticker shock as the true cost of solar power is coming in at more than three times the promised price.

In less than one month's time, the cost estimate for a proposed 75 megawatt solar power plant has soared by more than 200 percent.

Estate Tax Myths

Congress is facing a tax deadline. Under legislation passed in 2001, the federal estate tax is being phased out: The tax rate is falling and the value of the property of the deceased that is exempted from the tax is rising. The tax is scheduled to disappear in 2010, but it will return in 2011 at pre-2001 rates – up to 55 percent for estates valued in excess of $1 million. The Senate voted in April 2009 to reduce the rate of the revivified tax to 35 percent, but the House of Representatives has not acted.