By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday September 22, 2016 at 5:15 PM PST | Comments Off on Why Michael Bloomberg’s Pro-Soda-Tax Ad Is Misleading
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is helping to bankroll a television-commercial campaign in favor of proposed soda taxes in Oakland and San Francisco, known as Measure HH and Proposition V, respectively, which will appear on each city’s November ballot. You can’t miss the commercial if you live in the Bay Area, as...
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Tags: Economics, incidence of tax, Measure HH, Michael Bloomberg, Oakland, Proposition V, San Francisco, Soda tax, sugar-sweetened drinks, tax burden, Taxation, taxation as theft
By Abigail R. Hall | Tuesday June 7, 2016 at 10:03 AM PST | Comments Off on What Bible School Taught Me About Taxes
One of my first lessons in economics and politics came from an unlikely place—vacation Bible school. I must have been about six or seven. For a week, I went to church to learn with other children my age about our faith and the Church. Throughout the week we had the opportunity to earn stickers....
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Tags: Bible, Education, rights, school, Taxation, taxation as theft, Taxes