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L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE | Item 3: The Deep State

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE | Item 3: The Deep State

  By L. Neil Smith Those who are familiar with my work all know that I consider myself an acolyte, of sorts, of the late, great libertarian philosopher, author, and lecturer Robert LeFevre. You can look Bob up in Wikipedia; the entry isn’t too bad. He is said to have been the model for Prof. Bernardo de la Paz […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE | A History Making Speech

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE | A History Making Speech

  By L. Neil Smith This is a shameless commercial. Many, many years ago (I don’t  remember exactly how many) I wrote and delivered a longish speech called  “I Dreamed I Was A Libertarian In My Maidenform Bra”. The reference, for all of you under 50, was to a series of TV and radio commercials that concerned […]

For the Next Generation | A New Republican Party in California

For the Next Generation | A New Republican Party in California

  By Richard Colman Like failing business, the Republican Party in California can reinvent itself with a renewed interest in issues.. The party’s focus should be on the next generation. Here is how the reinvention should be done: EMBRACE THE FUTURE:  The future of California lies in doing what California does best:  agriculture; science; mathematics; […]

Ham and Eggs | An Age-old pension movement in California

Ham and Eggs | An Age-old pension movement in California

  By Richard Colman In the 1930’s, during the Great Depression, California had an old-age pension movement called the Ham and Eggs plan.  Under the plan, each person qualified to vote in California, age 50 or over, and unemployed would receive $30 every week.  To keep the plan funded, there would be weekly tax of […]

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

    By Thomas L. Knapp At tax time in the US, as Gaurav Sangwani  of India’s Financial Express reports, many American cryptocurrency users weren’t interested in discussing that aspect of their lives with the Internal Revenue Service. In an early April TeamBlind survey of 2,600 people who earned money from crypto, 46% said they […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: The Surrealistic Insanity of ‘Paying For’ Tax Cuts

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise:  The Surrealistic Insanity of ‘Paying For’ Tax Cuts

. By L. Neil Smith  I am not an economist, nor do I play one on TV, but I know a hand-job when I see one. The mindless mutants who are mangling Donald Trump’s tax plans are dragging this nation and the world into a Da-Daesque vortex we may never get out of. (Only a “progressive” Democrat would […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: What Would Real Tax Reform Look Like?

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise: What Would Real Tax Reform Look Like?

. By L. Neil Smith  Taxation most likely began ten thousand  years ago, when nomadic hunter-gatherers gave up their wandering ways — and the tools associated with them — settled down, and started growing crops and herding livestock, which requires an entirely different suite of tools than hunting. The hunter-gatherers’ tools could be used as […]

State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Updates Hueneme City Council on Cannabis Taxation Laws

State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Updates Hueneme City Council on Cannabis Taxation Laws

By Tim Pompey With the passage of Proposition 64 last November, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) now faces the daunting task of creating a state sales tax and a banking framework for the recreational and medical cannabis industry. The upside is that even for smaller California cities like Port Hueneme, the potential for […]

CA Democrats want higher fees and taxes for state infrastructure

CA Democrats want higher fees and taxes for state infrastructure

Sharing in a new emerging consensus in favor of substantial infrastructure spending, California Democrats have teed up the policy for early action in 2017, triggering renewed debate over the wisdom of funding the effort through significant new transportation-related fees and taxes. Gov. Jerry Brown and other leading Democrats had signaled earlier in the month that infrastructure […]

Towns take heat from proposed taxes targeting streaming video

Towns take heat from proposed taxes targeting streaming video

By James Poulos . Tempting fate — and mobilized outrage from consumers and their Silicon Valley allies — municipalities around California have zeroed in on a new source of revenue: Online film and television streaming services, and the people who use them. “If the cities are successful in adjusting their existing utility users taxes — and there are questions […]

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