Archive for July 2nd, 2014

Withhold Applause for Unhappy Anniversary


Wednesday July 2nd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:28am PDT   •   1 Comment

Seventy-one years ago, on July 1, 1943, the federal government first started withholding income tax from workers’ paychecks. For the first time, the government would get workers’ money even before the workers did. As a freerepublic blogger noted on the 60th anniversary, that’s not exactly an occasion for celebration. “Why is withholding so bad?...
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Berkeley Professor Warns of Bay Bridge Crack-up


Wednesday July 2nd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:02am PDT   •   1 Comment

On July 4 many motorists will be heading over the new span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge for destinations across the state and beyond. One who won’t be joining them is Abolhassan Astaneh-Asi, professor of structural engineering, mechanics and materials at the University of California at Berkeley. The professor does not believe the...
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