Posts Tagged ‘progressive taxation’

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 299 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]

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    Just Taxes

    May 20, 12 • 288 Views • No Comments

    What happens when a philosopher who believes in less government gets benefits from government? Here is the story: In a building that Love Story author Erich Segal owned, Harvard professor Robert Nozick (1938-2002), a libertarian philosopher, was a tenant....  [read more]

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    Taxing Decisions

    Aug 16, 11 • 228 Views • No Comments

    According to The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle, all of us should know about the Fallacy of Chesterton’s Fence before we decide how we feel about taxes. Picture a fence extending across a road. 2 people approach it. The first says, “I don’t...  [read more]

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    How Much is $250,000?

    Jun 29, 11 • 221 Views • No Comments

    Told that someone earns $250,000 a year, you should ask, “Where do you live?” According to CNN, you would need to earn $545,000 in Manhattan to spend what $250,000 will buy in Missoula, Montana. On this map, you can see how your cost of living...  [read more]

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    Grade Redistribution

    May 7, 11 • 346 Views • No Comments

    In this video, college students approve of proposals to “tax the rich.” However, when asked if those in the top 10% of GPAs should have their grades redistributed, they emphatically say, “No.” But, is income redistribution really that...  [read more]