Category Archives: Public Revenue

Seven Things We Waste in Huge Amounts

by Lindy Davies Water California, among many other places, is now in the grips of a scarily intense drought. Yet, California still uses an awful lot of water. Golf courses and car-washes are obvious wasters, but agriculture is the thingRead the Rest »

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A Most Harmonious Disagreement

by Lindy Davies Economists seem to be pretty good at consolidating corporations’ profits, yet they seem powerless to address persistent social problems such as persistent poverty and climate change. Why is mainstream economics so inept? Could it be that theRead the Rest »

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The Everyday Drama of One Manhattan Block

by Lindy Davies I recently ran across a block in Manhattan that serves as a microcosm of the hindrance and dysfunction that is built into today’s economy. The forces we see on this block are at work all over NewRead the Rest »

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No. Stop. Please.

by Lindy Davies Every now and then the threat of a new new Walmart will arise in our local struggling postindustrial city, and a dogged crew of well-read, well-fed progressives will turn out to oppose it. Perhaps the Big-box juggernautRead the Rest »

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Curiouser and Curiouser

by Lindy Davies Readers may have noticed the recent flap over the Internal Revenue Service subjecting conservative groups to extraordinary levels of scrutiny. Mostly these are folks who call themselves Patriots, who are Taxed Enough Already! (Heavens, why would thatRead the Rest »

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Oops! There Goes Another $20 Trillion

by Lindy Davies Last week The Economist featured a 14-page special section on “offshore finance,” the booming global industry helping Big Players lower their tax liabilities. The magazine’s cover featured a happy fatcat, parrot on shoulder, standing in front ofRead the Rest »

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I agree with Churchill: let's get stuck into the real shirkers

Here is a great article published in the guardian on Monday. It mentions the killing the Sultan of Brunei is getting on real estate in London. ‘Last year the Independent revealed that the Sultan of Brunei pays only £32 aRead the Rest »

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Geoism Without Government?

Is Geoism without government possible? Fred Foldvary seems to think so. In his presentation at Libertopia he states that private communities can function like condominiums wherein people pay a fee or a rent for taking up space in the community.Read the Rest »

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The "Fiscal Cliff," Colbert, and Monkeys (pt. 1)

This post is inspired by Stephen Colbert. Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A., Heavyweight Champion of the World. He is the seven-time recipient of the Werner Heisenberg Prize for Excellence in Theoretical Mathematics – despite being barelyRead the Rest »

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The "Fiscal Cliff," Colbert, and Monkeys (pt. 2)

Reihan Salam’s solution to the approaching “fiscal cliff” is to raise more revenue without increasing marginal rates. How is that possible? According to Salam, Congress could simply close loopholes and cap deductions. Since the rich are the ones exploiting mostRead the Rest »

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