Archives for February 2010

States Going After Tax-Exempts to Raise Revenues

States Going After Tax-Exempts to Raise Revenues

Expect more of this. The New York Times reports that many states, led by Minnesota, are considering imposing taxes on non-profit organizations as a way to help solve budget shortfalls: Faced with steep declines in…

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Liberals are Smarter than Conservatives, Study Says

Liberals are Smarter than Conservatives, Study Says

IQ tests are about to be respectable again. In 1994 Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray published a book on intelligence titled The Bell Curve. Because liberals nearly unaimously loathed the conclusions reached by the book’s authors, the book was called “a disservice…

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Tax the Stupid

Tax the Stupid

This may be satire, but it’s as good a tax idea as I’ve seen bandied about in D.C. lately:

Tax Bloggers Maule and Kristan: Today’s Required Reading

Tax Bloggers Maule and Kristan: Today’s Required Reading

Two of my favorite tax bloggers have published posts today that should be read by everyone. They illustrate nicely the tenor of our times. In Taxes and Disgust Professor James Maule illustrates the absurd complexity of our…

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Obamacare to Increase Taxes by $412 Billion

Obamacare to Increase Taxes by $412 Billion

You can call it a healthcare bill if you like, but it would be just as fair to call it a tax increase bill. Thomas Barthold, Chief of Staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation¹,…

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