You pay people to live in floodplains (via taxes). Do they pay you to make the mistakes that you make?
Ready to test your geonomic IQ? There are no trick questions involved, but some popular misconceptions get skewered.
Solar firms have found friends in sunny California, but if those friendly politicos want to get serious, they must fine polluters.
The Israeli inventor may have some good ideas but he has a better gift of gab and a talent for negotiating. How else could he cast his spells?
When state and local politicians of one state compete with those of another jurisdiction, they race to the bottom where taxpayers lose.
Many workers can’t stretch their paychecks far enough and need welfare or charity or … a fair share of our common wealth?
If you’re an insider, tax preparer, tax lawyer, or tax collector, you got to love the US tax code. But if you’re merely human, you lose.
It’s hard to get ahead when trying to buy a house drives up the price of housing, overly rewarding sellers and lenders.
Big Biz Inc gets most of the tax breaks and cash grants that state and local governments (not just the feds) give out.
Independent ranchers and animal rights activists agree that tax dollars should not support the meat lobby.
If a small business makes a mistake, they pay for it. If lawmakers pass bad laws, others pay. Which should we listen to?
If you can remove fossil fuel subsidies, then renewables are the clear choice, for they are far cheaper in the long run.
Should transit in dense downtowns be free as are elevator rides in tall busy buildings? Would people ride too much?
|December 18, 2013
Posted by Staff
The nation’s daily gives good reasons to rescue Detroit or not but none from a big picture perspective of taxes and subsidies.
Do those who pursue renewable energy as an end in itself fail to see the wood for the trees? Is smoke less polluting? Europe’s wood subsidies show the folly of focusing green policy on “renewables”. This 2013 excerpt is from The Economist, Apr 6.