Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

Follow-up on Universal Inheritance Idea

Follow-up on Universal Inheritance Idea

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality

Note: This is a follow up to my previous post on “universal inheritance.” I’m not a complete idiot, so I know that politics in the United States would not favor a universal inheritance at this time, for a variety of practical and ideological reasons. Yet pursuing the thought experiment to the point of figuring out [&hellip

Kooky and Good Idea To Address Inequality

Kooky and Good Idea To Address Inequality

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality

UK economist Anthony Atkinson published a book “Inequality: What Can Be Done?” in May of this year in which he proposes radical solutions to the most pressing financial problem of our time. I thought I’d heard all the important arguments on the topic, and then this economist comes along with a totally bonkers idea that [&hellip

Video: WSJ on Wealth Inequality - Causes and Solutions

Video: WSJ on Wealth Inequality – Causes and Solutions

By The Banker | Inequality

I happened upon this excellent little video put out by the Red Communists who run the Wall Street Journal today. Since I think: 1. Wealth Inequality is a Top 3 issue facing the US and the World; 2. I’m in favor of everything that adds helpfully to the discussion; 3. We all have a hard [&hellip

Death and Taxes and Fairness

Death and Taxes and Fairness

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Personal Finance, Taxes, Texas

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News. I recently wrote about the unfairness of ‘carried interest’ tax breaks targeted to hedge fund and private equity owners. In fact, I’ve covered the topic before as well. Some readers became angry about my view of this tax break and took umbrage at [&hellip

529 Accounts and Tax Fairness

529 Accounts and Tax Fairness

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Inequality, Investing, Personal Finance, Taxes

President Obama recently announced a series of tax changes he will propose or at least politically push for in the coming year. Since the US Congress constitutionally controls the power of taxation, and Congress likes Obama as much as I like Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, I understand that Obama’s priorities may not come to pass any [&hellip