Op-Eds and Essays from Harold E. Collins

Op-eds and Essays by Harold E. Collins

Student Loan Oppression

Student loans have become the modern-day version of indentured servitude, a financial arrangement that enabled immigrants to pay for their voyage to the American colonies with a promise of employment when they got here. This was not slavery as such, but unscrupulous...

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The Real Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “AOC,” as the media calls her, has captured headlines with her “Green New Deal” proposal. The global warming issue has been the darling of the radical left wing of the Democrats for years, but they are now losing their relevancy because of...

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It’s A Dog’s Life

The old cliché, “It’s a Dog’s Life,” has historically implied that life is rough and unhappy. However, in recent years I have come to believe dogs have it pretty darn good. Most are pampered and adored by their masters, especially urban canines. As a child, I had a...

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Death Tax Planning

October 1, 2020 Dear Clients: After researching recent changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax laws, I took time to review many of our clients’ documents. Most were executed years ago. Other than changes in the law, I suspect there have also been a number of changes in...

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Figures don’t lie, but liars figure

Has anyone bothered to do the math on this so-called COVID 19 crises? Using published numbers from your 5-8-20 edition, we have 5,200,000 people in Chicago and its suburbs. Only 4/100ths of 1% (.04%) have died from this virus. The 48,341 positive cases represent .92%...

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