Conserving nature—not paving over it—is "pretty cool," so much so that our tax code has for decades offered an tax incentive to do it through “conservation easements.” But a certain kind of scam has taken that incentive to another level entirely.
Congress in recess. The Daily Deduction will return to its regular schedule on Monday, October 19. “Hey, hey Paul…” House Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan remains under the glaring spotlight of a party that wants him to be the next Speaker of the House. Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma believes
One of the most useful insights of public economics is the "theory of second best." The idea is that adopting some but not all of the features of optimal policy—the seminal article on the subject called this “piecemeal policy recommendations”—may actually make the economy less efficient. A great