• California’s Proposed Text Message Tax Targets The Poor

    California’s Proposed Text Message Tax Targets The Poor0

    In a move that might possibly be enshrined in the halls of “The Worst Ideas Ever Put Forth By Government,” California’s Public Utilities Commission has put forward a proposal for a new tax on cell phone text messages. This tax would ostensibly be used to help pay for programs that provide free cell phones and

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  • The new cash? Why governments don’t like cryptocurrency

    The new cash? Why governments don’t like cryptocurrency0

    When he addressed the Economic Club of Washington earlier this year, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchen compared cryptocurrency to “Swiss numbered bank accounts.” Weeks later, thousands of miles away in India, the nation’s Finance Minister said his government would “take all measures to eliminate use of these crypto-assets in financing illegitimate activities or as part

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  • The Idea Of Building Dorms For Members Of Congress Is Back. Here’s Why.

    The Idea Of Building Dorms For Members Of Congress Is Back. Here’s Why.0

    Evie Fordham The difficulties some members of Congress have affording housing are again front and center because of Nov. 8 comments from Democratic New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about making rent. Her comments about “squirreling away” money until she starts receiving her congressional salary of $174,000 in January re-ignited debate on the issue that has included proposals

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