• The Sage of Omaha
    Governor Stupid: “Warren Buffett should write a check and shut up”
    Posted in: Economics, Environment, Taxation

    In response to Warren Buffet’s revelation that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, Chris Christie said that Buffet should “just write a check and shut up.” That is, if Buffett wants to pay more taxes, he can. What Christie resents is that Warren Buffett wants to force others to pay more taxes to support his favorite programs. Liberals, including thisweekinstupid, disagree.

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    Appendix: Public Goods
    Posted in: #BecauseMath, Appendix, Economics, Taxation

    When it comes to public goods, a little math goes a long way toward appreciating that opinions about public spending are a continuum and that pretending the market is always right (or always wrong) has real consequences.