I’m planning on writing about taxes and inequality, since they are very much in the public debate. Here are some interesting links I’ve stored over the past few years: Marginal Tax Rates, Work and the Nation’s Real Tax System (pdf). … Continue reading
Megan is funny and on target: But something seems to make peoples’ brains drop right out of their heads when it comes to streaming media, causing them to issue pompous lectures to folks in other businesses about how their revenue … Continue reading
Umair Haque has big plans for you: Like what? Like reinventing the rusting iron core of the economic solar system, GDP — to include the costs of planetary catastrophe. Like reimagining national accounts — to count not just money and … Continue reading
Very interesting graphs here from the PA dept of Public Welfare and the CBO: When Work Is Punished: The Tragedy Of America's Welfare State | ZeroHedge.
It is received Liberal Wisdom that inequality has already created tears in the social fabric. Conservatives tend to discount this idea. But it seems that if you believe inequality and/or inequal treatment are problems with significant social ramifications, you might … Continue reading
George Soros argues that Hayek and Popper both had it only partly right: Hayek argued that economic agents base their decisions on their interpretation of reality, not on reality — and the two are never the same. That is what … Continue reading
Who said this (emphasis mine)?: I like Freeman’s idea of providing each individual with a trust fund when young rather than retirement benefits when old, but we had better realize that this is a significant change in the character of … Continue reading