Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

On Regulations - The Cato Warning

On Regulations – The Cato Warning

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

We need to get more sophisticated in our conversation on government regulation, or interference, in private business. Despite President Trump’s statements and possibly intentions to the contrary, we’re witnessing a massive increase in federal interference in civil society. A simple way to understanding business-versus-regulation is this: Businesses usually resist the extra cost and hassle of [&hellip

DBCFT - An Untested Tax Policy For Strange Days

DBCFT – An Untested Tax Policy For Strange Days

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

With Congress and the White House unified under the same party, radical corporate tax reform is coming our way very soon. Although some reform is welcome, this is a column about the part of the reform that worries me the most, known by the non-mellifluous label “Destination-Based Cash Flow Tax With Border Adjustment.” Let’s say [&hellip

Paul Ryan's Upcoming Corporate Tax Reform

Paul Ryan’s Upcoming Corporate Tax Reform

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

Here’s a relatively safe policy prediction: We will get major Federal corporate tax reform in the next year. Here’s a sneak preview of that reform, especially the parts that I like. Other parts I think are kooky or wrong, but for that critique you’ll have to wait for a few more days. Normally I’d recommend [&hellip

UBI - That Radical Right-Wing Idea?

UBI – That Radical Right-Wing Idea?

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

Last week’s post — on a poverty eradication experiment in Africa of giving no-strings-attached cash — was a bit of a Trojan horse for this week: UBI is the idea of granting all adults a small amount of income, for life. UBI is having a moment right now. Finland launched an experiment in 2017 to address joblessness with [&hellip

School Finance And My Tax Bill

School Finance And My Tax Bill

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes, Texas

I got my real estate tax bill in the mail recently, and noted with horror that more than half of my annual chunk of flesh goes to my local school district. That chunk for schools got 16 percent bigger this year compared to last year, and on November 8th we’re being asked to vote yes [&hellip