Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

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    Inequality and Movie Stars

    Nov 22, 10 • 301 Views • No Comments

    Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine,......  [read more]

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    The Big Tradeoff

    Oct 1, 10 • 1906 Views • No Comments

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, when asked who is rich, John McCain jokingly said the dividing line was $5 million while Barack Obama said $150,000. Now, referring to proposed tax legislation, President Obama says that a family earning $250,000 is rich......  [read more]

  • Tiny Taxes…Big Results

    Jan 28, 10 • 310 Views • No Comments

    Journalists discussing the D.C. bag tax think they are on to something. 1.The small tax has a better chance of being passed. Seattle refused to accept a $.20 bag tax. D.C. said $.05 was okay. 2. Because of the tax, people perceive bags entirely differently.......  [read more]

  • A Bag Tax

    Jan 27, 10 • 432 Views • No Comments

    Washington, D.C. got a bag tax on January 1. Now, any store that sells food (even a book store that sells mints) has to charge its customers $.05 for every bag they use (not just for the food but everything!). The results… 1. One Safeway reported using......  [read more]