What We Tax, A Front Line in the War Between Left and Right

Soft Left Politics

The economic case for land value taxation

In the war between left and right, one of the main ideological fronts is always taxation. In the trenches on the left, relatively high taxes with big government for a fair, equitable society which nurtures its most vulnerable; across the bleak strip of ravaged mud, low taxes, small government and rewarding hard work and enterprise to maximise economic efficiency. That’s the ideology but closer scrutiny of actual policy suggests that:

–          The right—far from being single-mindedly committed to economic efficiency—is as beholden today to the same narrow, vested interests at the expense of good governance as it ever was in the days of Rotten Boroughs and the Corn Laws, first and foremost among these vested interests landowners and other monopolistic rentiers who collect unearned income.

–          The fact that the left has never felt strong enough in power to launch a root and…

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All The Stuff That Comes From Oil

The Arts Mechanical

On an Infogram.

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I’ve posted about how Drake drilled the first well and saved the whales.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/how-the-american-oil-industry-got-its-start/

This picture is the result of John D Rockefeller’s efforts to make lighting as cheap as possible by using as much of the various fractions of oild as a product as possible.  Much of what we have as chemistry is the result.

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5 Crazy Reasons To Go Fishing

Joys of Joel

 joys of joel musings, go fish, why fish, reasons for fishing, why fishing is like life 5 Crazy Reasons To Go Fishing – (And Why Fishing is Like Life) –https://joysofjoel.wordpress.com/

Fishing is a great time buster , a way to enjoy nature and a great stress reliever. I can actually cite a hundred reasons to do it but i respect your time so i come up with just 5 good ones:

1.  Relationship

Fishing with family and friends cultivate bonding. It strengthens your relationship when you have enjoyable shared activities with people who mattered.  Well, unless of course you start fishing into their private life behind their back, that’s a different story. Proves that you don’t really need to go outdoors to go fishing. Just go online, log in to your facebook and you can tweet who’s got the largest fish in the group.

2. Health Reasons

It’s always better to get your own fish…fresh, as wild fish are known to be low in fat…

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