Posts Tagged ‘progressive taxation’

  • Beer and pretzels.

    A Progressive Tax: Beer Economics

    Mar 30, 13 • 490 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 • 370 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 • 438 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 • 429 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 • 356 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]