Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sustainable Taxes... No laughing matter.

Sir Tax-a-LOT...

Lots of people are debating the argument that the US has taxes that are too high and that the current deficit will have to be cured by raising huge taxes.

Mankiw is the author of the leading text book on economics:

Check out his current post on our tax levels (permanent link):

What do you think. Are we overtaxed as a nation? And what's with the pundits that say we have the highest tax rates in ?world?... I haven't been able to find evidence on that assertion. If you count double taxation: Business max tax + Personal max tax (on dividends?) and you have a pretty good case for really high taxes, but eventually, really high taxes cause a shift in investment decisions into muni's etc. US people in the highest income levels have surprisingly low overall tax rates...

BUT as Laffer would tell ya, you put enough taxes on the golden goose and eventually it stops producing golden eggs. And the federal deficits are massive storm clouds hanging over the US and the World economies. That'z really no Laughing matter. EH.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

EarthHOUR 2010

It's EarhHOUR tonight.  (Sat March 27th at 8:30pm, local time).

What are you doing with this time in the dark??? If it is publishable in public, let us know.

What if you're driving at 8:30????

You still have to turn your lights out, Right??? ...!:-)

Check out the cool pix from years past. Expect cool pics from this year as we start down under and work the clock to you!...

Monday, March 22, 2010

World Water Day - March 22

International World Water Day

UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year, the theme is "Shared Water - Shared Opportunities" with special focus on transboundary waters.