Category: Taxation

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 | No comments

[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 | No comments

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 […]

A new game with no rules: Part 1, where are the profits?

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

By:David A. Smith   You hold your breath, dear, and I turn blue ‘Cause I’m so codependent with you – Codependent, by John Forster Something strange is occurring in the global dance between capital and government, as insolvent nations are shadowboxing with global corporations, whom they wish simultaneously to protect and to exploit, as illustrated […]

Why be fair when you can be popular?

12 December, 2012 (09:30) | Apartments, co-operatives, Condominiums, Local issues, New York, Real estate taxes, Rental, Taxation |

By:David A. Smith   Close study of politics will lower one’s view of human character, and the closer to personal pocketbook issues, the lower one’s opinion goes, as illustrated with complete credulous oblivion by two stories, Crains New York (November 16, 2012) and The Queens Courier (November 16, 2012) (blue font):   Co-op, condo taxes […]