Posts Tagged ‘taxation’

  • Equality or Efficiency, the Size of the Pie and Each Slice

    A Plymouth Plantation Reprise

    Nov 24, 11 • 276 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps even more relevant today, this was our blog for last Thanksgiving: In 1623, two years after the first Thanksgiving, Governor William Bradford was worried about Plymouth’s food supply. The problem, he concluded, was that people shared whatever...  [read more]

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    California and Kentucky

    Nov 20, 11 • 306 Views • No Comments

    Could we compare California’s relationship with Kentucky to Germany and Greece? Somewhat like Germany and Greece… California and Kentucky share the same currency. California has a more vibrant economy than Kentucky’s. Workers in California...  [read more]

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    An Optional Income Tax

    May 18, 11 • 375 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Grade Redistribution

    May 7, 11 • 405 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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    Mankiw and Colbert

    Oct 29, 10 • 297 Views • No Comments

    For some smiles and econ also, the following links are fun. It all began with Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw’s NY Times op-ed column on higher tax rates. Explaining, he said that $1000 wisely invested, with no taxes, became $10,000 in 30 years. By...  [read more]