Posts Tagged ‘progressive taxation’

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    How Much is $250,000?

    Jun 29, 11 • 411 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 • 533 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]

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    Taxing Decisions

    Apr 10, 10 • 426 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 • 434 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]