Archives for May 2010

Robert Nozick: Envy is a Bad Policy Driver

Robert Nozick: Envy is a Bad Policy Driver

I am currently reading the late Robert Nozick’s classic book Anarchy, State and Utopia ¹ in which he argues against Anarchy concluding that the State is necessary and just, and against Utopianism (i.e. marxists, communists, socialists) concluding that only a minimal State is necessary…

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The Tax Man and the Sea

The Tax Man and the Sea

Will the oil spill help Obama close the tax gap? Here’s Louis Sahagun writing for Tribune Newspapers:  BP’s request for tax records poses a problem for some residents of fishing communities in southeastern Louisiana —…

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IRS Witness in Snipes Criminal Tax Case Arrested. Will it Help Snipes?

IRS Witness in Snipes Criminal Tax Case Arrested. Will it Help Snipes?

Stephen Hudak writing for the Orlando Sentinel: The government’s arrest of a New York investment adviser should help Orlando-born actor Wesley Snipes’ ongoing bid to overturn his tax-related convictions and avoid prison, the movie star’s former lawyer…

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Hillary Clinton Makes Supply Side Argument, Wants Rich to Get Richer Through Higher Taxes

Hillary Clinton Makes Supply Side Argument, Wants Rich to Get Richer Through Higher Taxes

When I was eight years old I got upset with my parents because they wouldn’t allow me to cross busy 12th avenue alone. I remember pleading with my dad: Other parents let their kids cross the street alone….

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The Professor Still Thinks Anti-Taxers are Ignorant or Malicious

The Professor Still Thinks Anti-Taxers are Ignorant or Malicious

It is indeed rare in debate that your opponent concedes and converts to your position yet it has come very close to that in my ongoing disagreement with Jim Maule. My argument is and always has been not…

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