Posts Tagged ‘taxation’

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    Grade Redistribution

    May 7, 11 • 644 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 • 464 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]

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    Debating the Inheritance Tax

    Jun 12, 10 • 592 Views • No Comments

    Death usually means some money for Uncle Sam and the rest for the real relatives (and unrelated heirs). As a result, when John D. Rockefeller died in 1937, his heirs received 30% of his fortune and the U.S. government got the rest. During March, 2010,......  [read more]

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    Taxing Decisions

    Apr 10, 10 • 530 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]

  • Taxing Issues

    Mar 8, 10 • 562 Views • No Comments

    How much should government spread the wealth?  In a recent speech, Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw gives an answer by focusing on two issues. The first issue involves the facts:  Beginning with a Warren Buffett story, Dr. Mankiw then......  [read more]