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The Bottom Line Blog

Rope, Shoot, Fry, Tax

Summary: You may be wondering how taxes can make such a big difference between states. Did you know, for middle-class earners, taxes are actually higher in Texas. How

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Free Advice

Summary: What happens when co-conspirators get greedy for their share of a score? It doesn’t end well. There’s gotta be a moral here. Lie down with

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Unintended Consequences

Summary: Tinkering with the tax code is a grubby, partisan exercise in raw political power. Writing tax law is a wonderfully sadomasochistic interplay between pain and

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Something to Celebrate?

Summary: Today’s move towards taxing recreational marijuana represents a profound cultural shift. Forty years ago, former First Lady Nancy Reagan told schoolchildren to “just say

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Penny for your thought

Summary: We don’t care how you pay your taxes; we just want to help you pay less! Whether it’s pocket-change or Bitcoin, there are many

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Laboratories of Democracy

Summary: Administering a wealth tax would be easier said than done. How do you value assets like cryptocurrency that fluctuate like a fat man’s EKG? What

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Moonlighting

  Summary: Taxpayers cheat. Tax pros cheat. But it’s rare that we get to take aim at tax collectors doing it. Which brings us to this week’s

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Oh, the Taxes You’ll Save

March 2 marks the birthday of America’s favorite self-help author, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. Seuss died in 1991 with an estimated net worth of $75

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Trimming the Hedges

#HedgeFund #Bloomberg #Investing #Investment #WallStreet #Interest #VentureCalpital #Traders #Fortune #Billion #TigerGlobalManagement #RenaissanceMedallion #MelvinCapital #Tax #Taxes #IRS #BottomLineTax Summary: One group that made out like bandits

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business #PETA #AnimalRights #Robots #NonHumanLabor #Taxes #Tax #Labor #BillGates #Economy #Accounting #Accountant #Bookkeeping #BottomLineTax Summary: According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,

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