Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Wealthiest Zip Codes in America

Click for a ginormous graphic.

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Death Tax, Paying for What You Use, Comment Foolishness

There was some pushback on yesterday’s rather tame suggestion that the U.S. properly finance the fund that pays to maintain and repair our roads. Much of the correspondence was surprising. Then again, I am continually flabbergasted by the cognitive errors that the human brain can make. It’s a marvelously designed piece of wetware that does a…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Politics, Taxes and Policy, Weblogs

Time to Raise America’s Gas Tax

Get in your car and go for a drive just about anywhere in the U.S. You will be confronted with a transportation system desperately in need of a reboot. I’m not referring to a full upgrade to smart roads — the sensor-driven intelligent system that promises to move vehicles more cheaply and efficiently. Rather, I…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank

Where Your 2014 Taxes Went

Source: National Priorities Project via Bill Moyers

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

Where Your State Gets Its Money

Source: FiveThirtyEight

Category: Taxes and Policy

The Kansas Experiment is Over. Kansas Lost

Every year, right after the April 15 tax deadline, the U.S. Census releases its data on the prior year’s state tax collections. It is a fascinating document, filled with great data points for tax and policy wonks. It reveals a good deal about the state of local economies, economic trends and results of specific policies. In…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2014

Source: Census

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank

1.4% Price Rise Gets Wal-Mart Off Welfare

Te question I keep asking (here, here and here) is why are taxpayers subsidizing a giant, private, profitable company?

The video goes over the numbers, but here are is the one that jumped out at me:

Wage: $13.63/hour (based on a 30 hour work week)
Cost: $4.8 billion per year

If Wal-Mart Paid A Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up?

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

U.S. Taxes Are Low Compared with Other Developed Economies

Source: Pew Research

Category: Taxes and Policy