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Jul 28, 2014

The Need for Moral People in Amoral Markets

Bloomberg columnist Clive Crook recently argued that markets aren't immoral. Instead, he promotes a two-part structure of business and government that he attributes to economist Milton Friedman. The responsibility of business is to "increase its prof... #Milton Friedman #Bloomberg

Aug 04, 2014

C-SPAN Caller: D.C. Belongs in Congress' Hands

The District of Columbia's "No Taxation Without Representation" license plates can apparently be quite jolting to tourists, but perhaps not in the way advocates hope... #Washington, D.C. #C-SPAN

Aug 21, 2014

Will: Cupcake theory explains all from Ferguson to Iraq

In physics, a unified field theory is an attempt to explain with a single hypothesis the behavior of several fields. Its political corollary is the Cupcake Postulate, which explains everything, from Missouri to Iraq, concerning Americans' comprehensi... #Iraq #South Carolina #Missouri #NASA #East Germany

Aug 18, 2014

Joe Hockey's fuel gaffe may see him excised from big policy debates

Treasurers failure to sell petrol excise changes does not inspire confidence in his role in other key issues, such as GST changes Joe Hockeys inability to sell the indexation of the petrol excise and his seeming cluelessness regarding progressive tax... #Iraq #South Carolina #Missouri #NASA #East Germany

Aug 05, 2014

Business leaders back banking sector after Scottish independence

Standard Life founder, ex-RBS chair and others positive about Scottish banking's future due to likelihood of currency union Senior Scottish financiers have rejected warnings that the country's banking sector could be seriously damaged by independence... #Standard Life #Scottish Mortgage #William Hill #Royal Bank of Scotland

Jul 24, 2014

President Barack Obama wants to limit mergers of U.S. companies abroad

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies. The push comes amid a ... #Barack Obama #Utah #Orrin Hatch #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 05, 2014

Business leaders back banking sector after Scottish independence

Standard Life founder, ex-RBS chair and others positive about Scottish banking's future due to likelihood of currency union Senior Scottish financiers have rejected warnings that the country's banking sector could be seriously damaged by independence... #Standard Life #Scottish Mortgage #William Hill #Royal Bank of Scotland

Jul 29, 2014

Increase diesel taxes to fight pollution, say Boris Johnson and green groups

Mayor and environmentalists call for reconsideration of fuel tax given health problems associated with lower-taxed diesel Green campaigners, pollution experts and the mayor of London have called on government to increase taxes on diesel fuel to tackl... #London #Boris Johnson

Aug 17, 2014

ATO freezes assets of Perth investor

THE Australian Taxation Office has frozen the bank accounts of a businessman and a $9.5m share portfolio... #London #Boris Johnson

Aug 20, 2014

Fin24.com | Bitcoin not taxable as a currency

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority has ruled... #London #Boris Johnson