Taxes (page 216)

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    About those ‘tax the rich’ schemes

    The following quotation from Charles Kenny‘s latest Bloomberg Businessweek op-ed (not yet posted online) is valuable for more than just its confirmation of George Cleveland‘s recent comments about extreme poverty: On Feb. 29 the World Bank announced that the proportion of the planet’s population…
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online about a state representative’s efforts to legalize raw milk sales. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines Left, Right, and Center approaches to targeted tax incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2012
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    Cuando el aumento de impuestos es un “Programa de Empleo”

    El periódico, La Conexión, gracias por publicar mi artículo. En las campañas electorales, el uso de palabras sueltas bien pueden ser la regla en lugar de la excepción. El programa de empleo de Bill Faison, como candidato a gobernador, es un ejemplo claro.  De hecho, en una competencia de falacias económicas, esta propuesta le ganaría a todas las demás.
    Fergus Hodgson, March 8, 2012
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    DPI on state education budget trends, 1994 to 2012

    The NC Department of Public Instruction released their annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” document.  It provides very good summaries of public education finance with a particular focus on state and federal revenue. As the chart below indicates, total state education funding, in nominal terms,…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2012
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    Charlotte meals tax ranks No. 14 among nation’s 50 largest cities

    Eat a meal in one of the nation’s 50 largest cities, and you’ll get charged the highest combined sales and meals tax in Minneapolis (10.775 percent). Charlotte’s tax rate (9 percent) ties for No. 14 in a ranking of those large cities. Raleigh (7.75 percent) ties for No. 37. That’s…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about the link between a proposed downtown Raleigh transit hub and a proposed half-cent sales tax increase. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers observations about the week’s key 2012 election developments.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2012
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    Barone searches for the source of support for higher taxes

    Michael Barone‘s latest Washington Examiner column asks: Why do young liberal bloggers “seem to invest so much psychic energy” into the issue of raising tax rates? Some of this may just be team ball: You cheer when your side puts up numbers on the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports this morning on the John Locke Foundation’s latest By The Numbers report ranking N.C. cities and counties by their local government tax-and-fee burdens. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores an episode from ancient Chinese history that has continuing relevance today.
    Mitch Kokai, February 29, 2012