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  • Confederate money
    The costs of the Civil War were in the billions
    With 10,455 military engagements, the cost of fighting the American Civil War was approximately $8.3 billion (approximately $6.2 spent by the Union and $2.1 billion spent by the Confederacy).Besides the actual military costs, there were other...
  • State Opening of Parliament
    C-Net's Proposed Law: No New Taxes
    A few months back we explained that there were problems with the M. J. Young Net website which meant that certain older articles were sporadically unavailable, and that to remedy that situation those would be reproduced, in serialized format, here...
  • VeraSage Founder Ron Baker
    Guest Speaker Ron Baker to Libertarians: Good vs. evil taxation
    Ever wonder about the origins of taxation? About what the Enlightenment thinkers thought about taxation? About alternatives to the current tax System in the US?Ron Baker will be happy to answer your wonders at the Collin County Libertarian Party...
  • IRS
    Mirror, mirror on the wall: What's the fairest tax of all?
    Nary a day goes by without a public conversation about taxation, with conservatives arguing that it's oppressive and liberals complaining the wealthy don't pay enough. Putting aside that our country is perhaps more polarized than any time...
  • Legal sale of recreational marijuana begins in Colorado
    Colorado’s marijuana tax revenue brings surprises, questions
    Taxes may be one of life’s two certainties, but tax revenues are another matter. When marijuana was legalized, one perk many Coloradoans looked forward to was increased tax revenue for schools and drug rehabilitation programs. Legislative...
  • Sales Tax Moratorium
    Consumption tax and the myth of equity
    Everyone, as we said previously, complains about the Federal Income Tax, because we all think that it is in some way inequitable--mainly because every one of us believes he pays too much and that someone else is not paying enough. Thus it is easy...
  • Taxed Enough
    Basic taxation: Income tax
    Everyone complains about taxes. We all think that they are in some way inequitable--mainly because every one of us believes he pays too much and that someone else is not paying enough. Thus it is easy to get votes by claiming you have a way to fix...
  • Theft Evasion
    Why economic patriotism is nonsense
    As the 2014 midterm elections approach, Democratic candidates led on by President Barack Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are adopting rhetoric against corporate inversions, which they define as “the ability of American companies...
  • Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    During the past five years, the use of marijuana in the United States has increased significantly due to the changes in legislation, ease of access, as well as its increased medical use. Despite one’s viewpoint on the substance, most will...
  • Pennsylvania Fracking
    Taxing the drillers
    In Pennsylvania, gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord is talking about taxing natural gas drilling, technically "fracking". He says the state is missing the opportunity to capture millions of dollars being pulled out of the ground, and he...
  • Solar installation
    Taxing the sun
    Olkahoma is considering a bill that would tax solar power; "green" energy advocates are upset about this, saying that it is a move by the petroleum industry to crush competition. Yet is it?Renewable energy products get many incentives in...
  • An attendee wears a '420' necklace at Hempfest on April 20, 2014, in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Hempfest is an annual event for the purpose of educating the public about the benefits of marijuana and advocating for its decriminalization.
    First signs of plan for marijuana taxation reported
    The legalization of marijuana for personal use in Colorado and Washington and moves by other states to legalize or liberalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has prompted new research that intends to be health oriented. Beau Kilmer...
  • Amazon.com
    Charlotte Observer, Amazon sales tax, and fallacies
    On Jan. 21, the Charlotte Observer Editorial Board released an opinion piece in which they argue that online retailer Amazon's new policy of collecting North Carolina sales taxes on online purchases beginning in February is the right decision...
  • Keep evil away from your paycheck
    Money health 2014: Keep Darth Vader from your paycheck
    Capital Region families need to conjur up a force field, a "deflector shield generator," for their 2014 paychecks. There are three enemies, all mysteriously controlled by Darth Vader (in theory).To avoid financial doom, consumers need to...
  • SCDOR
    The real reason why we pay taxes
    A page present on the website of the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) contains a short explanation written by agents of the state concerning the reasons why citizens pay taxes. The arguments are typical of the arguments frequently made...
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