Category Archives: taxes

Taxing the Tax-Exempt

It doesn’t make any sense to single out “debt-financed investing” for taxation in these days of extreme financial sophistication and embedded leverage.
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In Favor of a Private Equity Income Tax

The arguments against applying income tax to the income of private-equity principals are weak indeed.
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Milken Conference Post-Mortem

The Milken conference is probably unparalleled outside Davos for the ability
it affords to observe in their natural habitat the market movers after whom
this blog is named.
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Tax Tall People!

Tall people have many advantages in life, and not just when attending rock
concerts. They earn more money, they’re more likely to become president, they
can take stairs two at a time when they’re in a hurry. It’s not fair. We
should tax them!

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How Selfish is Robert Rubin?

Yes, Robert Rubin did very well out of his own economic policies. That’s a good thing.
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Congress Eyes Hedge-Fund Tax Loophole

While US savers are generally allowed to save no more than $20,000 tax-free per year, hedge-fund managers can keep tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in income without paying any tax on it for years.
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