Tag Archive for taxes

Does Big Oil Pay Its Share of Taxes?

For the moment let’s ignore that it’s not objectively clear what Big Oil’s share is. And ignore the serious problems with any corporate tax to begin with. Let’s just focus on if and what they pay in corporate taxes, and…

Relative vs. Absolute Wealth, and The Gaps

Fantastic column Mr. Max Borders at The Freeman. There is a great deal of hand-wringing over the gap in wealth and/or income between rich and poor. Many of the calls for higher taxes on the rich believe mistakenly that the poor…

Will Starbucks Kill The Penny?

Fun story. Though I wish the reporter would have looked more into the various taxes that are part of the final prices. A Starbucks Price Increase, to a Not-So-Round Final Number – NYTimes.com: STRONG coffee gets me out of bed…

The Must-Watch Video of the Day – Millionaire Edition

D@mned brilliant. Definitely click-through and watch. Patriotic Millionaires – The Daily Caller: Two dozen “patriotic millionaires” traveled to the national’s capital on Wednesday to demand that Congress raise taxes on wealthy Americans. The Daily Caller attended their press conference with…

29 Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears For First Time

According to the text with the video, this is a 29 year-old woman who has been deaf since birth, and is being fitted with a hearing implant. When she hears for the first time, and hears her own voice, she…

Harsanyi et al. On Taxes & The “Rich”

GREAT column from David Harsanyi. If a person tells you that the “rich” don’t pay their fair share, or pay less than the poor, you can safely assume that person to be ignorant or malevolent. Let’s Eat the Rich –…

But Wasn’t The Money Stolen To Begin With?

I find the outrage at the alleged actions of these people a bit peculiar. A strong argument could be made that the money they received was already stolen from its rightful owners. I realize that’s a provocative statement, but it’s…

One of The Most Unsettling Trends

… in the political economy that I’ve seen in a while. Mark Perry also comments. Who is actually paying taxes? Note that following comment is made in the context of the federal income tax. I realize that there are other…

Corporations Can Not Pay Taxes!

Fantastic post from Kurt Schuler at the George Selgin’s Free Banking blog. Free Banking – Taxation of banks: Banks present a tempting target for taxation because that’s where the money is. As with other forms of corporate taxation, though, who…