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State Sales Taxes: A Big Mess

This article is inspired by this recent Cleveland.com article about Ohio businesses upset that Congress will not pass the Marketplace Fairness Act this year. State sales taxes are a complicated and troublesome area. 1,420 more words

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Formula Business Restrictions & The Fight Against Cookie Cutter Places

When Paula and I travel, one of our favorite things to do is to search out unique places of character. Now there are many factors that go into making a place unique and special, but the one most immediately obvious to us is the clustering of small, one-of-a-kind locally owned businesses within a walkable area. 959 more words

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The Affordable Care Act - Some Things to Consider

Political pressure has been building around the Affordable Care Act of 2010, sometimes referred to as Obamacare. There is no doubt that this pressure will be applied to the new Republican Congress with the aim of improving our flawed health care system. 1,239 more words


Labeling Exemptions Subvert Law's Phobic Intent

Predictably, Vermont’s new GMO labeling law is proving to be another classic failure of big government, as noted by The Farmer’s Daughter. Her post provides some of the gory details, including specific exceptions written into the drafted rules and “sworn statement” exemptions, both of which mean it will be of much less value to the public as a informational mechanism. 349 more words