Four More Handy Facts to Know About Taxes

When vast numbers of people call the U.S. tax system unfair, we can use four handy tax facts to form our own opinions.

The Corporate Tax Rates That Are Not What They Appear To Be

Right now, the U.S. corporate tax rate is close to the world average:   But, if other OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries agree with Janet Yellen, we could wind up with a global minimum corporate tax for…

Where Women Do the Most Unpaid Work

In Beijing, unpaid housework just got a price. Because of their new Civil Code, a Chinese judge decided that a divorce settlement had to include compensation for the former wife. He said that in addition to monthly alimony, she was…

How Present and Past Social Spending Could Connect

At more than $2 trillion, the cost of the March 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was double what we spent on Social Security in 2019. As a pandemic relief package, CARES Act checks were directed toward…

What We Can Learn From Santa’s Age

As a CEO at the North Pole, Santa is a manager who runs a toy workshop. But he wears many hats. In addition, he is a private investigator who knows which children have been good and bad. He is also…

Should Thursday Become the New Friday?

While fewer working hours can mean enjoying a shorter day or week at work, the consequences might be unpredictable.

All We Need To Know About Where Our Energy Comes From and Where It Goes

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s annual flow chart is the easy way to see all you want to know about U.S. energy use.

Where a Universal Basic Income Was Successful

An idea that has been around for hundreds of years, the universal basic income has only recently become an experiment in Stockton, California.

How Laissez-Faire Countries Tax and Spend

What we tax and how we spend send a message. So today, let’s look at what countries with more economic freedom tell us through their fiscal policy. Laissez-Faire Countries I’ve selected laissez-faire countries from the list created by the Index…

Six Facts: What Shake Shack Says About How Much We Work

Whether looking at a Shake Shack experiment, comparing countries, or focusing on education, we can see differences in the average workweek.