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A Simple Formula For Taxation

Occam’s Razor Principle “Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.”  Or, keep things simple.  I have posted several notes on the subject of federal and state taxation.  It is possible at times to get lost … Continue reading

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Fundamental Principles and the Rule of Law

This is a reasonable axiom that is learned from history although not well learned and followed by subsequent generations.  Niccolò Machiavelli, expressed this principle [1469-1527]: ”Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble … Continue reading

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Frequent recurrence to fundamental principles

“Frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government.” Utah State Constitution Article I,  Section 27 Khizr Khan boldly addressed the Democratic National Convention holding up his copy of the … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy by Benjamin Franklin Speech given during the Constitutional Convention 1787 It is with reluctance that I rise to express a disapprobation of any one article of the plan for which we are so much obliged … Continue reading

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