Posts Tagged ‘Sales tax’

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    Amazon vs. California

    Jul 17, 11 • 115 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    According to the Seattle Times, in 1996, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos said, “You have to charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a business presence. It made no sense for us to be in California or New York.”...

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    An Optional Income Tax

    May 18, 11 • 107 Views • Economic Debates, Government, Households, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    What if you could decide whether to pay an income tax? Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff has a plan that gives us a choice. His basic message, though, is that Congress had better start to think creatively because our current system is...

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    A VAT For Pretzels?

    Apr 18, 10 • 136 Views • GovernmentNo Comments

    The Senate just said “No” to a VAT. Disagreeing, Paul Volcker sort of said “Yes” when he observed that a VAT is “not as toxic an idea” as we once believed. Suddenly everyone seems to be talking about a VAT. Here...