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Ending Financial Aristocracy

Most people I know believe in meritocracy – at least in theory.  Every thoughtful person with a basic knowledge of history and modicum of ethical consistency hates the British royals.  945 more words


Sick minds and capital flight

From Christopher Westley in today’s Mises Daily:

Sick minds deemed the supply of death perfectly inelastic and therefore worthy of tax. But it’s not just people who die in Connecticut.

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El despertar de la gente de Ecuador: El final de la dictadura en Ecuador

Author’s Forward: For 6 weeks this summer I was fortunate to study at the University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. I traveled the entire country, from the Amazon, to the Galapagos Islands, to Afro- Ecuadorian communities.  1,010 more words

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Understanding Death and Taxes - Your Taxable Account

The current “death tax” threshold is $5.43 million; many people therefore feel they don’t need to worry about a death tax. Of course there is no such thing as a “death tax”, it is actually called the Federal Estate Tax. 184 more words


Is Switzerland the World's Most Sensible Country?

I’m in Geneva, Switzerland, where I just gave a speech about how international bureaucracies such as the OECD are seeking to undermine tax competition in hopes that the welfare state can be propped up for a few more years with ever-higher taxes. 657 more words


House Approves Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, Unlikely to Go Further

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Death Tax Repeal Act, H.R. 1105, last week, 240 to 179. The federal estate tax or “death tax” is imposed on the right to transfer property at death. 100 more words

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