Much can be said of the moral argument in making money on someone else’s failure. The public does not like the idea that someone can make money from someone else’s loss, hence the ban on short selling following the financial crisis. I can see where people might have a problem with the idea. If I […]


Occasionally there is a highly controversial topic that I like to stick my nose in. Improving schools and teacher pay are those kind of topics. Kevin at Thousandaire wrote about how higher teacher pay won’t improve education, so I thought I might respond. If you’re easily offended, just stop reading. I plan on starting this […]


Lowering corporate income taxes in the United States is never very popular, yet US corporate tax rates are some of the highest in the world at 35%. I blame this partially on the media, which publishes stories on issues like General Electric’s low 2010 tax bill. There exist two reasons why companies do not pay […]


Have you heard about the aptly named Robin Hood Tax? The Robin Hood Tax is a financial transaction tax, a levy on financial transactions, especially those in the equity markets. How the Robin Hood Tax Works The Robin Hood Tax would tax all transactions on the financial markets. The tax proposal would charge $5 or […]