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Is it time for a national sales tax?

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

I’ve noticed that the critics have the common characteristic of being at best ill-informed and at worst ignorant. 180 more words


RT: Japan’s PM dissolves Parliament, puts off tax rise to save ‘Abenomics’

Published time: November 18, 2014 16:01

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AFP Photo / Kazuhiro Nogi)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is going to dissolve the lower chamber of parliament on November 21 and call early elections in an effort to save his grand economic strategy dubbed “Abenomics.” 263 more words


Japan's Numbers, And The Story They Tell.

“Japan’s economy makes surprise fall into recession”

So declares the BBC!

However, this is not at all “surprising”. Shinzo Abe’s government, after much success with ‘Abenomics’ to combat deflation and economic stagnation in Japan, made the mistake of passing a hike on the Consumption Tax to a whopping 8% earlier this year. 339 more words



Japan relies heavily on imported oil, so one might expect that falling oil prices would provide a strong boost to the Japanese economy. However, the Japanese economy is large, and the fall in oil from $100 to $85 per barrel will result in dollar savings of just 0.5% of projected GDP in 2015. 687 more words

Impact Of Falling Oil Prices In Late 2014

Rethinking tax policy: let's maximise equality of opportunity

A bit of navel-gazing/brainstorming today.

Articles such as this and this highlight a glaring disparity between what Americans generally believe (e.g. that the US is the best place in the world for a… 697 more words

The most affordable city in the world for young people is ... Paris?

For young people, the lure of living in Paris goes well beyond its legendary cafes and cultural offerings. Combining France’s minimum wage—generous by global standards—with prices for items that serve as something of a proxy for the lifestyle of urban youth, Paris ranked No. 470 more words