Posts Tagged ‘progressive taxation’

  • Safety Net French Social Democracy

    Do “Millionaires’ Taxes” Work?

    Jan 7, 14 • 1109 Views • No Comments

    I’ve been wondering about the impact of France’s “millionaires tax.” At first a 75% tax on individual incomes above €1 million ($1.37 million), the proposal had to be tweaked when France’s Constitutional Council said it was......  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Income Tax History: Timeless Issues

    Apr 16, 13 • 575 Views • No Comments

    In 1789, Benjamin Franklin said that “…in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With taxes, we can also be certain that the system will be complex and people will question its fairness. Complexity: Because professional athletes......  [read more]

  • Beer and pretzels.

    A Progressive Tax: Beer Economics

    Mar 30, 13 • 792 Views • No Comments

    Artisanal beer makers are asking for a tax break. Because typical craft brewers produce fewer than 15,000 barrels a year, they already have a lower tax rate than the larger firms. Currently, US beer brewers pay a $7 tax per barrel (31 gallons) for the first......  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    Who Will Pay For Our Roads?

    Sep 18, 12 • 616 Views • No Comments

    In President Obama’s State of the Union address last January, he referred to the problem of our crumbling transportation infrastructure. One solution is at the gas pump. When you filled your tank, you paid for fuel and probably also a road. In 1956, the......  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 640 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a......  [read more]