Posts Tagged ‘progressive taxation’

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    Taxing Decisions

    Apr 10, 10 • 238 Views • No Comments

    Some people believe that government spends more when it has an affluent population to pay for it.  In a recent NY Times column, David Leonhardt presents a slightly different perspective. Instead, he says that because we are a more affluent society,...  [read more]

  • A Very Expensive Traffic Ticket

    Jan 30, 10 • 262 Views • No Comments

    Recently, in eastern Switzerland, an affluent driver who was exceeding the speed limit by more than 35 miles an hour received a ticket. The ticket sounds like a predictable penalty; the fine, however, was not. The fine totalled $290,000 because it was based...  [read more]