Estate of Denial news clips (10/26/16)

Social Stigma of Cremation Going Up in Smoke

Financial Advisor

October 11, 2016

A social stigma that has imperiled family finances for generations is going up in smoke.

This year, for the first time, half of Americans who die could be cremated—nearly double the rate just 15 years ago.


Dallas Court of Appeals Judge Resigns After Colleagues Detail Mental Impairment (TX)

Texas Lawyer

October 13, 2016

After his colleagues came to the conclusion he’d become too mentally impaired to function as a judge, Dallas Fifth Court of Appeals Justice David Lewis has resigned rather than face formal removal proceedings by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Lewis entered into a voluntary agreement to resign from office, according to a notice of nonsuit filed by the Judicial Conduct Commission on Wednesday. The commission had filed a notice of formal removal and proceedings against Lewis the previous day.


Hillary Clinton’s Destructive (Grossly Hypocritical) Death Tax Plan

People’s Pundit Daily

October 15, 2016

As part of her collection of class-warfare tax proposals, Hillary Clinton wants a big, destructive increase in the death tax.

This is very bad tax policy. In a good system, there shouldn’t be any double taxation of income that is saved and invested,especially since that approach means a smaller capital stock (i.e., less machinery, technology, equipment, tools, etc). And every single economic school of thought – even Marxism and socialism – agrees that this means lower productivity for workers andtherefore lower wages.