|October 17, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials, Views|
Senior Editor Fred E. Foldvary applies logic to a damaging environmental problem and to various proposed solutions. by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 8 October 2012 “Fracking” or “hydrofracking” derives from “hydraulic fracturing,” a method of extracting oil and natural […]
|September 17, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
When you share, is it to divvy up surpluses or to avoid the state’s tax on income or on production? What else can rulers tax?
|September 10, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Some banks don’t pay interest to savers but charge people with a surplus who save with them, notes Sr. Editor Fred Foldvary.
|September 3, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
US importers of solar panels from China get hit by a retroactive tax, due to judges ignoring the US Constitution.
|August 27, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
One Ancient Greek — wise Solon — was hip to the land issue. By following him, modern Greeks could fix their economy.
|August 20, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Reproduction is just one way that economies are living systems, like ecosystems and infinitely variable like kaleidoscopes.
|August 13, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Amazon makes lemonade out of bitter lemons by accepting the sales tax and out-competing physical book stores.
|August 6, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Fred Foldvary comes up with a great new term for a phenomenon too thoroughly ignored — land’s power to enrich a few.
|July 30, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
The pure transition from any tax to land-value taxation is basically simple. A pure shift changes the tax base without changing the total tax revenue. In general, reduce the existing tax rates while increasing the tax on land value or […]
|July 23, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
The word “harmony” derives from the Greek word “harmonia,” meaning agreement. In music, harmony consists of the use of complementary, pleasing, simultaneous notes. People live in harmony with nature when there is a mutual benefit: people use natural resources without […]
|July 16, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
In music, a melody is a sequence of sounds. The elements of the musical tones include pitch, rhythm, loudness, timbre, duration, texture, and harmony. Timbre, also called “tone color,” is the quality of the tone, such as whether it comes […]
|July 9, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
Pollution from ever greater air cooling is accelerating global warming. With greater wealth in developing economies such as India, people are spending more on comfort goods. Since it gets quite hot in India, China, and other developing economies, people there […]
|July 2, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
By a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 upheld the fine for not buying medical insurance as required by “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The ruling is that the penalty for not having […]
|June 25, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
The fish you have for dinner may have been caught by slave labor. Slavery became illegal in most of the world during the 1800s, but it never went away, and is now expanding. One of the industries that uses slave […]
|June 18, 2012||Posted by Staff under Editorials|
The world’s oceans are being poisoned. Some of the plastic litter is visible, such as in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There, plastics and other debris are trapped by the “gyres” or currents of the North Pacific. Some plastics float […]