Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

  • Decisions Have An Opportunity Cost That Require Tradeoffs

    Free or Fair Government?

    Apr 16, 12 • 374 Views • No Comments

    I live in a town where I have to pay for garbage pick-up and recycling or I can dispose of it myself. The fire department is voluntary. Because there is no local high school, the town pays other school districts to educate our teenagers. In our town,......  [read more]

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    Top Earners

    Oct 20, 11 • 410 Views • No Comments

    A quiz: Looking at the top 1% of earners, how many are in financial services? Close to 75%, 50%, 25% or 10%? The answer: 10% (or precisely 13.9%) Next… How much does the top 1% earn? The 1% threshold is close to $350,000. $200,000, top 5%; 150,000, top......  [read more]

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    Baseball Salaries and Taxes

    Apr 14, 11 • 381 Views • No Comments

    There is a connection between baseball and President Obama’s budget proposals. Let’s start with USA Today’s baseball salary database. For 2011, at $32 million, NY Yankees’ 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez earns the most; #2 is LA......  [read more]

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    State Dilemmas

    Jan 16, 11 • 463 Views • No Comments

    Do higher taxes make you want to move? Hearing that taxes were going up in Illinois, the governor of Wisconsin said, “Escape to Wisconsin.” According to census figures, people do seem to be moving to no income tax states. One journalist explains......  [read more]

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    Innovation and Regulation

    Dec 2, 10 • 356 Views • No Comments

    Is more innovation the opportunity cost of more regulation? If so, which do you prefer? To see one person’s opinion, I recommend a recent Washington Post op-ed, “Strangling innovation and job creation with red tape.” The Washington Post......  [read more]