Tax Talk

Keep Calm and Carry On

The death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96 last week is truly one of those moments that marks the passing of an era. The longest-serving... Read More

I, Robot

It’s just a matter of time before artificial intelligence surpasses humankind. (Scientists working to find signs of intelligent life in... Read More


Picture this: you’re an ambitious yogi in New York City, circa 2006. You want to teach Downward Facing Dog to upwardly-mobile students.... Read More


Governments have love-hate relationships with the activities they hit with so-called “sin taxes.” These include drinking, smoking, and... Read More

617 Words About Those 87,000 IRS Agents

Washington has just passed an “Inflation Reduction Act” that includes billions in new spending to cut carbon emissions and extend... Read More

Isn’t It Special?

Remember 1935? Bread lines across a country still mired in depression, dust storms ravaging the Plains, the Lindbergh kidnapping trial. Good... Read More

Splitting Hairs, Volume #2,379

2022 is a cynical time, full of cynical men and women bending and breaking the rules that govern every aspect of our lives in a cynical race... Read More


The first sighting came from California’s Orange County in 2006. Then quickly spread to New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, and DC. Then Beverley... Read More

Sock it To Me

Most of us look back on the 70s as a time of louche excess: garish bell bottoms, deep-pile shag carpets, slouchy conversation pits, and coke... Read More

Excuses, Excuses

A recent poll from the Pew Research Center finds that 54% of Americans think violent crime is one of our country’s biggest problems. You... Read More