By Tyler Durden Today in "more definitive proof that the government can't spend your capital as well as you can" news, it should come as no surprise that states who spend less in taxes are getting better results, per dollar, than similarly sized states who collect far more in tax revenue. At least that was the result of looking at the country's four largest states: … [Read more...] about States That Tax The Most Are Getting The Worst Results Per Dollar
By John W. Whitehead “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for … [Read more...] about Sin Taxes & Other Orwellian Methods of Compliance That Feed the Government’s Greed
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The latest survey of small business contains a surprise. Or maybe it is not a surprise if you are or know a small business owner. Over the last six years, the concerns of taxes and regulations are being eclipsed by a new number-one concern: the lack of quality in the workforce. Now, what does quality in staffing mean? It could mean skills. In the … [Read more...] about What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?
By Frank Hollenbeck One of the Ten Commandments is “thou shalt not steal,” and theft is generally condemned in most religions, yet our religious leaders and followers have essentially turned a blind eye to government theft. Based on a policy of envy, Bernie Sanders, for example, has bluntly stated he intends to tax the rich to fund his programs, as though the word rich … [Read more...] about The High Price of a “Free Lunch”
By Tyler Durden A new report from The Wall Street Journal shows how a new transfer tax in Manhattan has led to a slump in sales of luxury properties this summer. The new tax, basically a one-time payment on homes valued above $2 million, was enacted on July 01. The new policy led to a massive surge in June sales of luxury residential properties. But when it came time … [Read more...] about Manhattan Luxury-Apartment Sales Plunge After New Transfer Tax