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Even A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice A Day, Comparative Advantage Edition…

August 11th, 2016 · 5 Comments
Econ 101 · Policy · Taxes

You guys, I’m frustrated. Yes, by this: Secret Service had to protect MSNBC’s Katy Tur after Donald Trump incited crowd against her via @dailynewsbin — David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) August 11, 2016 and by this… "I oppose it now, I'll oppose it after the election, and I'll oppose it as president." Real talk: It would […]

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Let’s Back Up A Second And Give Marginal Tax Rates Their Moment…

August 9th, 2016 · 4 Comments

I got a few comments of note on my last post regarding tax deductions versus tax credits. First, from Tumblr: and from Facebook: Technically speaking, neither of them are wrong I suppose (though I didn’t confirm the average tax rate calculation in the first comment), but the second guy is right that some additional review […]

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In Case It Isn’t Obvious, A Primer On Tax Deductions Versus Tax Credits…

August 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments
Income Distribution · Policy · Taxes

I’ve been doing my taxes myself for a while now, and, thankfully, I am not old enough to have had to file any complicated returns before the advent of online tax preparation systems. That said, tax calculations are complicated enough that there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. For example, I […]

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