Browsing All posts tagged under »taxation«

Working General Theory of Taxation

January 16, 2012 by


This essay consolidates several different posts, which can be read via Part 1 of the series. Additionally, I have refined and improved upon these previous writings, so if you read them, please keep in mind they have been superseded. Basic Taxation Taxation has often suffered a rather negative showing in the arena of public opinion. […]

On the Proper Functioning of Economies

November 9, 2011 by


Much is made about the proper form of economies. Comparatively less is made of their proper functioning. Economies are taken to be black boxes; their internal workings are regarded with nearly religious awe. Some propose to simply leave economies to their own devices, befitting their deified nature. Others insist that altars and holy relics – […]

The Taxation Equation

September 28, 2011 by


Read part 5 here. This post is a technical analysis of the taxation policy which I presented previously. The analysis will be in a Keynesian/Galbraithian manner, involving formulae and discussion of the various components thereof. I will try to make this as painless as possible. In a nutshell, my taxation policy is designed to limit […]

Toward Sensible Taxation

September 20, 2011 by


Read part 4 here. The point which I have been trying to make can be summed up briefly. Taxation is the most powerful tool in defining and supporting the most invested and motivated stakeholders in a given economic system. Given the present circumstances, I shouldn’t need to defend insisting that corporations are not the best […]

Opportunities for Better Taxation

September 9, 2011 by


Read part 3 here. The present era of corporate dominance is coming to an end. This is for numerous reasons, which are deserving of their own discussion. Suffice it to say, corporations desperately need stable, dependable profit growth; an economic transition is underway which will leave that need impossible to meet. Given the impending collapse […]

Taxes and the US Elite

September 3, 2011 by


In Part 2, I wrote about how taxation policy, and specifically no-tax policies, create the single most active and dedicated class of status quo supporters. The question arises: why not have everyone taxed equally, to ensure equality? On paper it is a lovely conceit. In reality it has never happened. Someone always has enjoyed the […]

Taxation Stakeholders

August 26, 2011 by


Continuing from Part 1. The biggest stakeholders and supporters of any particular political are not difficult to find, although it is somewhat counter-intuitive. Instead of following the money, as the old phrase goes, one must find whence money – specifically taxation money – does not come. It’s an obvious but unstated truism that the biggest […]