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Taxes on What You Should Have Done with Your Property But Didn’t

By admin / June 18, 2019

In Vancouver, if you have a property that someone else would love to tear down to build a high rise, the government has created a scheme to make you pay taxes as if you were a high-rise. Small businesses pay some amount of tax on the airspace above their businesses, which they have not developed. […]

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The Endless Hunt for Taxes

By admin / June 4, 2019

QUESTION: Martin – Just read your latest on Lewrockwell.com, regarding taxation. I think the most basic, simplistic explanation you can put forward about income taxation, now in 2019, is that governments are taking directly out of our paychecks, while at the same time, printing money like deranged lunatics. Why tax my labor income if you […]

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UBS to Begin Charging Fees to Withdraw Cash

By admin / May 31, 2019

UBS will charge a 2 franc fee for withdrawing cash at the bank counter beginning in July, be it a withdrawal in CHF from a UBS private account or from a UBS current account. Thus, UBS stands (at least for now) pretty much alone. A survey of various institutions revealed that hardly any banks charge […]

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What were Roman Taxes v Modern Taxes?

By admin / May 30, 2019

QUESTION: You do a lot of comparison to the Roman Empire. What was the size of the government relative to GDP? Can you estimate that? GY ANSWER: The Roman economy was more like the USA during the mid-19th century in that it was pre-industrial. About 80% of its inhabitants worked in agriculture, which was about […]

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Polarization of the World in Trade & Taxes is Destroying Western Economies

By admin / May 30, 2019

  While there is a grave danger many speak of with trade wars creating protectionism, that is merely a reaction to the economic decline in the West. It is not merely trade wars; it is appearing also in tax wars. Germany bribing Swiss bankers to get names of Germans with accounts in Germany illustrates that […]

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Taxes

By admin / May 19, 2019

QUESTION: Wasn’t there an income in Britain under Addington in 1803 to pay for the war against Napoleon predate the USA? Is the income tax voluntary? GH ANSWER: Yes that is true. However, it actually predates even that. Income tax was first implemented in Great Britain by William Pitt the Younger in his budget of December […]

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The Income Tax is Destroying the World Economy

By admin / May 17, 2019

It is imperative that we MUST eliminate the income tax. It is a purely a Marxist development that is destroying the world economy. The income tax has become such a tyranny that our liberty, freedom of movement, and world economic growth are all at great risk. Never before in the history of human civilization do […]

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The Death of Socialism

By admin / April 30, 2019

Socialism is dying because governments have made promises they cannot keep. Now when people expect that they will be there, they suddenly find the promises have been constantly revised. They always point to the rich and how they will make them pay. Everything who thinks they cannot possibly be the rich cheer, but at the […]

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Tax Scheming

By admin / April 29, 2019

QUESTION: Martin, Washington State DOT is planning to bond against toll revenue generated by express toll lanes on or highways here in Western Washington. These express toll lanes were created by our DOT by stealing a general purpose lane and turning it into a toll lane. The pricing strategy is to keep the roads moving at […]

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Could Raising Taxes Save Government?

By admin / April 19, 2019

QUESTION: Hello Martin, [Analyst} recently …. raise[d] the alarm that the US is headed towards a very bad debt crisis. During an interesting part of the segment, he was asked if the rich should pay higher taxes, and he said “of course”, but he clarifies that what really matters is whether the tax dollars are […]

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