Business week has a chart of the US "Houshold" wealth: Since I was suggesting we consider taxing Wealth, rather than, or partially in replacement for, income, as more accuratly reflecting the social benefit that people get from the country, I am linking to this article.

Note: I will add other links as appropriate and any comments that people want to add to point to more information on the US Wealth, its distribution, or other related material is welcome.

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Asymmetrical Information, in "Does IQ Matter", feels that Head Start programs are not very useful and points to the study of the more "effective" program, " is useless, and even expensive interventions like the Perry pre-school project produced results that are distinctly disappointing from a cognitive perspective.

Of course the conclusions are debatable, the conclusion of the Perry project was:
  • A benefit-cost analysis was conducted by estimating the monetary value of the program and its effects in constant 2001 dollars discounted annually at 3%. Dividing the $105,324 in benefits per participant by the $14,716 in cost per participant results in a benefit-cost ratio of 716% of the program investment returned to the public.