Tag Archives: taxes

National Debt Doesn’t Matter Blather

Federal debt doesn’t matter. So say MIT and Univ of Connecticut professors Simon Johnson and James Kwak in their book “Thirteen Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown”. I recently read a review at the USA Today … Continue reading

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I Am Not Taxed Enough – by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have been making noises about wanting higher tax rates. In a recent BBC interview Bill Gates said, “Well, the United States has a huge budget deficit, so taxes are going to have to go up. … Continue reading

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Taxing Income or Assets

In a prior post, I talked about taxing in a “fair” way, and this drew my attention toward another question. Should we tax income or assets?

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Tax Fairness Fuzziness

I read about national tax arguments. Everybody throws around the idea that their tax plan is “fair”, but that really means nothing without defining what “fair” means.  In this post, I’ll outline and discard 2 definitions, and then propose what … Continue reading

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Advantage of Inflation Is Monetary Manipulation

I’ve been wandering the web, finding resources about macro economics. I have always thought inflation is bad. After all, who wants prices to rise? So I looked on Wikipedia. What I found confirmed developing discontent.

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