Financial tax considerations

Financial tax considerations

While the tax we are proposing here at the foundation is unlike anything that’s been implemented in the past, more specific taxes on the financial sector are not uncommon and are (or have been) implemented in several countries across the world. The US and various...
Who pays for a payments tax?

Who pays for a payments tax?

Estimating the exact impact on individuals of a payments tax is difficult to do because, like the estimation of payments, comprehensive data on financial holdings by income is not available. However, we can access more broad data on wealth holding distributions and...
Living a meaningful life

Living a meaningful life

What makes a meaningful life? It’s a big question to bite off and it doesn’t have a definite answer. If I were to ask you what the purpose of your life is, you might say it’s to raise a family, make the world a better place, or spend time doing the things you love. I...
Inconveniently old, inconveniently new

Inconveniently old, inconveniently new

To me, paying in cash is a thing of the past. It’s wildly inconvenient, and rarely necessary in the US in the first place. However, in less developed countries, I think most Americans would expect to pay in cash because of the less robust financial infrastructure....
Free-market public transit

Free-market public transit

The concept of the public good is widely discussed in economics. Some goods, like road maintenance, are best managed by the government- while we all want good roads, it’s also something that most of us aren’t willing to pay for individually. When the government...
The accountability of companies

The accountability of companies

It’s outrageous that in the 21st century, companies in developed nations are still having arguments over whether it’s their responsibility to contribute to the common good. This isn’t so much an issue with individual companies- it’s a problem with government not...