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The Tax Hound
A Monthly Column Linking Tax Policy to Our Everyday Lives
Tax policy isn't just for economists, lawyers, or policymakers. Taxes affect us all and The Tax Hound engages the rest of us in interesting conversations about what government taxes, and why.
June 1, 2020
Home Schooling Tax Policy: Or How We Spent Our First Week Of The Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has given me the chance to teach (thanks to the internet) between three and nine students, ranging in ages from 8 to 15, how to think and write about one of my favorite topics: Taxes.
April 1, 2020
Naughty Or Nice: What If Santa Claus Had To Levy Sin Taxes?
Unlike Santa, governments want at least some residents to be a little “naughty” and continue do things it considers harmful so it can collect “sin taxes” on their behavior.
December 4, 2019
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