Taxing Thoughts: Fighting the Wrong War

Peoplenomics this weekend is being posted in two parts as we continue our exploration of the idea that we’re fighting the wrong wars.  Rather than right/left, it really may reduce to who owns the means of production and who owns the capital.  One thing is clear; it ain’t you and me.   We’ll get to that just as soon as we review some of the headlines and then work around to our proposal to tax robotics.

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Tax Robotics: Unwrapping the Future

OK, I couldn’t sleep in, dammit. 

Enjoy Merry Christmas while you can,” said the Grinch.  “There won’t be too many of them coming because while humans were sleeping, the machines (and their owners) have taken over damn near everything. ” To prove it, I cobbled up a chart that every American should look upon  at least once a day and which congressoids ought to consider as they continue the de facto system of underwriting the Rich, which is (sadly) where America has gone.  All dressed up in the fine fakery of right-left politics (as always) the winners are again, those on top.  We need to have us a talk this morning about the social and economic dangers of Replicators; yes, as in Star Trek and Holodeck, and all that.  But I’ll keep this short, as promised, because this is Christmas and hope springs eternal in the hearts of….but first, more coffee?

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Tax Robotics: Unwrapping the Future

OK, I couldn’t sleep in, dammit. 

Enjoy Merry Christmas while you can,” said the Grinch.  “There won’t be too many of them coming because while humans were sleeping, the machines (and their owners) have taken over damn near everything. ” To prove it, I cobbled up a chart that every American should look upon  at least once a day and which congressoids ought to consider as they continue the de facto system of underwriting the Rich, which is (sadly) where America has gone.  All dressed up in the fine fakery of right-left politics (as always) the winners are again, those on top.  We need to have us a talk this morning about the social and economic dangers of Replicators; yes, as in Star Trek and Holodeck, and all that.  But I’ll keep this short, as promised, because this is Christmas and hope springs eternal in the hearts of….but first, more coffee?

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Seven Ways to Beat the Bank

These are hard times, whether the people in Washington will admit it, or not:  For most of us, lifestyle declines are on the verge of showing up in 2014.  One of the biggest indicators could be reductions in the rate of increase for military pensions which will punish those who serve.  Those savings will, in part, benefit those immigrating to the US.  So in this kind of an environment, we offer some year-end planning ideas for 2014 that may help you “beat the bank.”  After some headlines, coffee, and our ChartPack with our trading model’s latest.

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