Retrospectively Calculated Capital Gains Tax

There's a minor debate always ongoing about how we ought to tax income from capital gains, which is at present taxed separately from ordinary income, at preferential rates. There have been many proposals, such as eliminating the preferential rates or taxing gains on a mark-to-market basis, which is tricky since share prices tend to fluctuate … Continue reading Retrospectively Calculated Capital Gains Tax

Discussing the Progressive Consumption Tax

In early January 2003, a interesting bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee: H.R.269 Simplified USA Tax Act of 2003. This bill, sponsored by then-Representative of Pennsylvania Phil English, would, among other things, replace the federal income, estate, and gift taxes with a "progressive consumption tax." In the other words, a tax … Continue reading Discussing the Progressive Consumption Tax

How Much Would It Cost for California To Adopt a Single-Payer Health Care System?

I'm going to get straight to the point. How much would it cost for the state of California to fund a "Medicare-for-All" single-payer healthcare system? Well, the short answer is that in 2019 it would've cost approximately $240 billion, or about 7.5% of gross state product. But Please don't close out just yet! You should … Continue reading How Much Would It Cost for California To Adopt a Single-Payer Health Care System?