Taxes


Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months

By Against Crony Capitalism August 8, 2017   Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months (How about 100,000 more before the end of the year?)     This is a real positive. But 11,000 should only be the beginning. Our taxpayer financed bureaucracy is a target rich environment. Given advancements in automation […]

Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months 

Property taxes: Where is all that money going?

Property taxes: Where is all that money going?

By Against Crony Capitalism June 15, 2017   Property taxes: Where is all that money going?     (From The Chicago Tribune)   Like most families, we live on a budget — unlike the governments to which we pay our property taxes.   Every month, more than 60 percent of our total housing payment — […]


Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics June 15, 2017   Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet     Merkel is calling upon the G20 to regulate the internet. While she is pretending to be concerned about cyberattacks, which no regulator can prevent, you have to look into the finer details. Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a […]

Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]


Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)

Al Gore still wants a carbon tax

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism May 9, 2017   Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)     I won’t go into details but I know a fair amount about a carbon tax. I even once […]


Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts

By Anti-Media Staff The Anti-Media May 2, 2017   Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts     Austria — Highlighting the difficulty both public and private establishments can have when it comes to adapting methods in the digital age, it was reported Monday that one government is now trying […]

Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts

The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream

The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream

By Alice Salles The Anti-Media April 30, 2017   The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream     The month of April is a nightmare for anyone with a conscience, as we only have until “tax day” — which usually falls on April 15 — to give the taxman what he says he deserves. […]


Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

By Against Crony Capitalism April 28, 2017   Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics     From Jeff Tucker, someone who has been VERY critical of Trump on a number of issues. (From FEE)   Donald Trump’s tax plan seems to mark a new chapter in his presidency, from floundering around […]

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 18, 2017   How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation     Do we owe society taxes? Tax day is tomorrow. Some people get excited because they will get money back which the government withheld–a clever trick that makes people feel less oppressed […]


Taxation is Theft

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute April 17, 2017   Taxation is Theft   With a tax code that exceeds 72,000 pages in length and consumes more than six billion person hours per year to determine taxpayers’ taxable income, with an IRS that has become a feared law unto itself, and with a government […]

Taxation is Theft

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State, a Visual Answer

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State

By Raul Howmuch.net April 10, 2017   How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State, a Visual Answer   Even if you rent instead of own, property tax still is an important component of your housing cost. Your landlord will take the tax on his house – your home – into account to calculate your […]


Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics April 1, 2017   Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People       In Ireland, a reader has sent this gem in. The Communications Minister Denis Naughten is so proud of himself for changing the definition of a ‘television set’ to include your laptop in order to […]

Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People