They’re Our Geese!

Proving that there’s no more dangerous place on earth than the space between a liberal politician and other people’s money, the governors of California and New York have been seething over the part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deductibility...

SALT Hysteria

As the GOP/Trump tax reform plan approaches the finish line, the hyperventilation regarding one of its major provisions is cresting. Yes, this is about the much maligned (by Democrats, at least) limit on deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT). Under current tax...

A Fairer Way To Tax

“Taxation is Theft” So goes one of many libertarian mantras, and it embodies a core principle of liberty. Taxless libertarian nirvana is not, however, lurking around the corner, or on the next block, or even in the same hemisphere, so it’s a...

Whence Inequality?

A recent Washington Post headline blared “The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years.” We are, I presume, supposed to assume this is a problem. Mention anything relating to the wealthy to the denizens...