Category: Taxation

Month in Review, March, 2014: Part 2, No spin here, no sirree

2 May, 2014 (09:00) | Bankruptcy, Bonds, city, dictators, Discrimination, Housing, Month in review, mount Holly, Municipal bankruptcy, New York, public consultation, Puerto Rico, Speculation, Taxation, Ukraine, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Feb 14, Jan 14] [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Because affordable housing cannot exist unless the state or nation’s economy and polity are basically sound, roughly half of my March posts dealt with issues of state or national fiscal viability (Puerto Rico and Ukraine), housing […]

­­Month in Review, March, 2014: Part 1, It’s always the palace, isn’t it?

1 May, 2014 (09:00) | Bankruptcy, Bonds, city, Cyprus, dictators, Discrimination, Eminent domain, Housing, Month in review, mount Holly, Municipal bankruptcy, New York, public consultation, Puerto Rico, Speculation, Taxation, US News, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Feb 14, Jan 14] By: David A. Smith That wrong shall fail and right prevail Though sic semper tyrannis is often more wished for than achieved, every now and then it happens, and March opened with the promise of political spring in Ukraine, a ray of political sunshine that […]

Cosh and carry: Part 2, Money for the Einsteinian political economy

10 April, 2014 (15:13) | Banking, Bitcoin, cash, Crime, Economics, informality, Markets, Regulation, robbery, Taxation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post, using as source material two articles, one from the Economist (April 5, 2014), the other from the Wall Street Journal (March 27, 2014; green font), both commenting on a new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, established that the rise of […]

Cosh and carry: Part 1, Money in the Newtonian political economy

10 April, 2014 (11:45) | Banking, Bitcoin, cash, Crime, Economics, informality, Markets, Regulation, robbery, Taxation |

By: David A. Smith If you’re like most readers of this blog, in your wallet you carry both cash and credit cards – and over the years, your use of cash has dropped as your use of credit cards has risen, because they’re quicker and easier (swipe and go), self-replenishing (no more searching for an […]

A new game with no rules: Part 2, Where are the brand values?

9 January, 2013 (10:00) | Banks, Capital markets, Global news, HSBC, nations, Regulation, Speculation, Standard Chartered, Starbucks, Taxation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith                                                            You’re unstable, you I’ll enable you I’m codependent – Codependent, by John Forster   You want that protest grande?   Yesterday’s post on the new century’s new games with no rules, using two stories from the same issue of the December 15, 2012 Economist: Too […]