If you pay a tax on consuming goods or services, their total price is higher, but the tax on somethings makes the price less.
Ready to test your geonomic IQ? There are no trick questions involved, but some popular misconceptions get skewered.
Want to see how economies work? Watch the Land of the Rising Sun. They give a good example of what not to do.
Once you get used to shopping in a state without a sales tax — like Oregon — you can never go back to the irritation of the impost.
|May 23, 2013
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You pay government, just to buy something? Sales are not the property of government and don’t belong in their tax base. Politicians must use this power more wisely.
Political Parties and Taxation by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor It is curious but understandable why none of the American political parties on the ballot are proposing the sound tax policies that would spur the U.S. economy to grow faster […]
Taxing Mail Orders and Barter by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 16 April 2012 Where there is a sales tax, in order for it to be effective, it has to be consistent. This is why, for example, in California, the […]
Dr. Quiggly’s Museum of Tax Oddities welcomes you! You will have a lot of fun here. Look at the exhibits of ridiculous real-life tax ideas.
Editorial Keep the Penny; Dump the Sales Tax by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor A penny for your thought? Or must we now round down the value of thoughts to zero? There have been proposals to stop minting pennies and […]
Strictly speaking, Price It Right is not a book — it is a 150-page report. The report is subtitled “Energy Pricing and Fundamental Tax Reform,” and that really is what it’s about. This new report is authored by Douglas L. […]
Mason Gaffney’s Suicide List Sales-tax Suicides through History Now made public for the first time ever — Dr. Mason Gaffney’s personal list of “sales tax suicides”!! We have edited Dr. Gaffney’s notes slightly. Leaders retired, peacefully or not peacefully, by […]
Taxes Against Commerce — Why? Taxation of interjurisdictional e-commerce We admit that “interjurisdictional e-commerce” is a rootin- tootin’ fancy term. The basic point is, why do governments keep on trying to levy taxes against free market activities such as buying […]
Published in Willamette Week, a periodical in Portland, Oregon. What, tax sales, not land? ["Hooray for a Sales Tax," Jan. 7, 1998] You want the poor to pay more than the rich? The sales tax is the most regressive of […]