Salt farmers four score years ago protested the British salt tax; now it’s the ground rent of the Indian government feeling oppressive.
If you’re trying to convince someone who has a different set of beliefs than yours, do you maintain eye contact or dim your lights?
Cities could be habitats for humanity, not merely hosts for cars that flock in for the day then disperse for the night; the urban rhythm could be entirely different.
The nation’s daily gives good reasons to rescue Detroit or not but none from a big picture perspective of taxes and subsidies.
Sound impossible? Actually, like some engineers have said, any problem can be solved if it can be defined; choose your words well.
If boycotting a country like the US does Cuba ever works, would boycotting elections — as half of US voters do anyway — help reform?
There’s money to be made in Brazil and like profits everywhere they push up the value of land, even where the poor once lived.
Absentee farmland owners get piles of free money they don’t need. Are subsidies broken? Could dividends fix the funding problem?
Another political party makes real tax reform part of its platform, and it’s a party that could advance the cause big-time.
Want to put a price tag on paradise? Find out the price of an ordinary location in a world-class city, then subtract several thou.
The best transit system in the world doesn’t need any subsidies. Why should any system need them?
Before you’re strong enough to change the laws, is there some other social mechanism you could try?
When Wall St owned only mortgages, they were like landlords, interest was like rent. Now they are the actual rent-taking landlords.
Some want taxes that are neutral, that don’t force taxpayers to do one thing or another, but what tax would never do that?
Our ruling class cheats the public pretty openly. Has any law enforcer the guts to indict a powerful couple like Blum and Feinstein?