taxes


Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

By Against Crony Capitalism June 21, 2017   Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois     Sounds like a case of the “Detroits.” Actually many cases of the Detroits. The government is too big in these states. There are too many state employees. These employees want unrealistic pensions. (What’s a pension?) They lived like […]

Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism June 20, 2017   The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent     People seem confused by this rally. Really a rally on top of a Fed induced (to a very large extent) bull market extending back many years. How can this be, […]


The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

By Against Crony Capitalism June 19, 2017   The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’     Most Americans have no real idea of the massive power vested (taken?) in the federal bureaucracy. Sure most people get that agencies enforce laws. But most don’t know that agencies do much more than that, and often […]

The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

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 […]


The attempt to raise revenue with red light cameras has exposed unbelievable corruption. Private companies pay to install the cameras for a cut of the fines.

Fines – Civil Asset Forfeitures – Taxes

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics May 23, 2017   Fines – Civil Asset Forfeitures – Taxes     When I was a kid, most police were kind, respectful, and actually there to protect society. Sure, there was some towns that were just greedy. My father took a local post as a judge in Cinnaminson, New […]


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

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 […]


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. […]

The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream

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

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 […]


Martin Armstrong – Economic Downturn Will Take World to War

By Greg Hunter April 22, 2017   Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with renowned economist Martin Armstrong of ArmstrongEconomics.com. Former hedge fund manager Martin Armstrong, who is an expert on economic and political cycles, says, “You have to understand what makes war even take place? It does not unfold when everybody is fat […]

Martin Armstrong - Economic Downturn Will Take World to War