Professor Linda Beale: “Brute Force Capitalism” Causes Tax Evasion

Tax law professor and progressive blogger Linda Beale says that the reason we have tax evasion is because of too much capitalism and not enough regulation. Specifically, Ms. Beale objects to the following statement made by a New…

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Smart People Make Better Choices

I found something on Greg Mankiw‘s blog that seems to explain why so many Americans bought homes and signed mortgages they could not afford thereby causing the housing crisis: In today’s NY Times, Robert Shiller reports:…

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Taxation, the Privilege of Being American & Class Warfare

The Weekly Standard via Instapundit: Tim Geithner says that because Americans are privileged to be Americans the rich should pay hire taxes: That’s  the kind of balance you need. Why is that the case? Because…

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Selfish Selflessness

Everything Seth Godin writes is wise. Here’s his latest on “The sad irony of selfishness”: More often than not, the selfish person is insecure, fearful and filled with doubt. The selfishness springs from his belief that this…

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Hayek on the Dangers of Socialism

You can put this post in the thick file labeled “why I favor small government and oppose high taxation.” F.A. Hayek tells us why socialism (i.e. central planning) inevitably leads to totalitarianism (emphasis is mine): Planning leads to…

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