Tuesday, July 17, 2018

It’s All Robert Reich’s Fault – That Decline in Trust in...

Robert Reich tells us two things in one of his recent commentaries on the state of the nation. Two things which together could make...

Fools, Stock Buybacks and Trump’s Tax Plan

We have another of those most annoying outbreaks of economic illiteracy concerning the pharmaceutical companies, stock buybacks and Trump's tax plan. OK, perhaps better...

Larry Summers on the US Pay and Productivity Link

We're deeply unsure that this is correct but here is the paper being talked about from Larry Summers and Anna Stansbury concerning the delinking...

Of All The Idiot Suggestions About Google’s Taxes

Those of us rich in knowledge of the British tax and economic scene are really not surprised at all that Richard Murphy is the...

John McDonnell Wants More Tax, Not A Land Value Tax

John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has indicated that he's interested in a land value tax. Georgists everywhere celebrate and dance in the - publicly...

Lunacy from UK Treasury – Taxing the Tech Giants on Turnover

It's normally true that the Treasury cannot see economic activity without desiring to tax it. Yet there are sensible ways to gain the revenue...

Congratulations to Bolivarian Socialism – Venezuelans Starving Under Maduro

The great promise of Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian socialism was that the poor would be made better off by the redistribution of society's...

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Why Markets Work – Uber And Waymo’s Negative Trade Secrets

Uber and Waymo (part of alphabet, or as we all still call it, Google) have been going at it hammer and tongs over trade...

Why wouldn’t children of single parents be in poverty?

We'd all most certainly prefer that poverty didn't exist. However, we do then need to be careful over our definitions of said poverty. Something...