Happy Fourth! Between barbecues and fireworks, we should think about what colonial Americans wanted when they declared independence: Among their demands, the right to conduct business freely and to consent to the taxes they paid.
My 11-year-old daughter and I were shopping for sneakers recently, and we wanted to stick to a budget. We found a pair she liked, and we liked the price, too. When I reminded her to add in Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax, she suggested, “They should tell you the sales tax on the price tag. The tax