Depending on whom you ask, the tax bill recently passed by Congress will either be the driver of amazing prosperity or the worst bill the country has never seen. No matter the philosophical merits or faults of lower tax rates, history suggests that the correlation between tax cuts and economic growth is a bit muddied. Keep on reading!
By Diego Zuluaga
The Leave campaign carried the day in the EU referendum by promising to “take back control.” On an individual level, this is unambiguously an appealing prospect – who wouldn’t want to be the master of one’s own destiny? But when it comes to issues of public policy, the motto has as its corollary a troubling question: control to whom, of what, and for what? Continue reading “No use in tampering with the tampon tax”
To curb the rise of fat kids and raise some extra cash, cities across the country are attempting to tax sugar, particularly sodas. However, the potential health benefits might not outweigh the cost to consumers and businesses, especially in poor areas. Continue reading “Fat Kids Unite: Seattle’s Soda Tax”
Taxes have always had a negative connotation attached to them. It’s kind of like the government is legally stealing from our wallets. To most Americans, though, paying taxes is part of being a responsible citizen. We’re proud to pay taxes but really confused by them. Continue reading “Death, Errrr, Confused By Taxes”
In a world that is becoming more and more impersonal and fast-paced, scammers continue to prevail by screwing people who are off their guard. With roughly 10 percent of the population being victims of internet and phone scams, we need to make sure we are always on the lookout. Continue reading “Stop! It’s Scammer Time…and Tax Season”
A re-sharing of my post from last year. 2016 has been a rough year for many and the last thing we want to do is make it worse by inefficiently buying gifts. Merry Christmas, y’all!
It’s that time of year again. The rush to buy things for people that you guess you care enough about to trawl the discount shelves. However, don’t fret over finding the “right” gift—economic fundamentals tell us it’s inefficient. Continue reading “The Best Gift to Give This Christmas”