Newspaper Articles – James L. Johnston

Skilling Resentencing: The Other Side of the Story

On June 22 of this year, federal Judge Sim Lake approved a 10-year reduction in the sentence meted out to former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling in 2006.

Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan (1919-2013)

James McGill Buchanan Jr. died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia. In 1986 he won the Nobel Prize in economics mainly for establishing the public choice school of economics.

Caution, Double Dip Ahead

The weekend ending Sept. 23 was momentous in many respects. The S&P 500 index went down 6 percent. The price of gold on the Comex fell by 8.5 percent.

Financial Instruments Would be Target of Broader Base, Lower Rates

Broadening the tax base and lowering tax rates, the current whiz-bang solution to both the government debt problem and the recession, has the support of Sen.

Capitals Gains Would be Target of Broader Base, Lower Rates

Broadening the tax base and lowering the rate, the current whiz-bang solution to both the government debt problem and the recession, has the support of Sen.

Why the Market Crash? Downgrade or Threat of Tax Increase?

Thursday, August 4: Senate votes to pass House bill that will raise taxes. Dow Jones Industrial Average loses 513.