As the state of Connecticut recently reached the 25-year anniversary of its income tax, Fred Lucas at The Daily Signal has taken a look at how the state has fared since the tax’s inception. It was proposed in 1991 by the state’s Governor, former Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Lowell Weicker. Citing the high debt and out-of-control […]
The stairway to heaven… The Last Bookstore, L.A.
Some of you who are up on the twitters may have seen a hashtag going around called #FirstSevenJobs. As the tag suggests, it allows people to Tweet their first seven jobs as a fun way to reminisce and show off the not-so-prestigious origins of their career path (and maybe sneak in a little humblebrag in […]
If you ever make it to L.A. check out the Last Bookstore at 5th and Spring.
If you haven’t already seen it, please go read this post by Ace, http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=365276 It’s based on a WSJ article by Peggy Noonan, “How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen.” (There’s also some good stuff in the comments.)
Noonan and Ace do a better job than I did in this piece, Why Trump is Right […]
Yesterday’s haul.. $2 each at Barnes and Noble.
Critics of socialist President Rousseff celebrate her impeachment on the streets of Sao Paolo.
In my previous post about how far-left policies are sinking South American countries while free-market capitalist policies are allowing them to thrive, I briefly mentioned socialist Brazil as an example of the former. While we’ve all read the stories […]
Will Smith is having a very good year. Over the weekend, his first foray into comic book films, Suicide Squad, earned a record-breaking $135 million, the largest August opening weekend ever. While reviewers were iffy on the film, most agreed that Smith’s performance (as an amoral assassin with a soft spot for his daughter) […]
This is a very good post on how Apple (and many other corporations) shields its earnings from the IRS: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/08/stiglitzapples-tax-strategy-is-a-fraud.html
A few years ago I spent a summer working in the Swiss Canton of Zug. I’ve worked in almost 20 foreign countries, but my experience in Zug is one of the most surreal.