Mandatory Drug Testing Means Big Money for Big Pharma

Another opportunity for craven profiteers: drug testing. Another state made its hungry pass a drug test before it let them eat (because, apparently, people on drugs don’t deserve food). Turns out, 16,000 people peed in a cup and … 37 of them had drugs in their system. Now, many…

If We Rewrote Our Laws to Help Entrepreneurs Understand Them, We’d Have More Startups and More Jobs

A major entrepreneurial center in the country, the Kauffman Foundation, has ranked cities and states for small business friendliness. The results are interesting, but not as interesting as the reasons why some areas scored better than others. As it turns out, there are three things that make an ideal place…

Why the Rich Should Pay More Taxes

For every dollar we cut out of the IRS budget, we lose $6 in collected taxes. Since 2011, when the Republicans took over the House, 12,000 IRS jobs have been cut and another 4,000 job cuts are coming. Now, the IRS budget is at the same level it was…

AT&T: If you build your own broadband then we don’t get any of your tax money

AT&T Wants Your Tax Dollars The only problems we have in America are bad ideas. Here, AT&T is pushing the federal government to stop small towns from providing rural internet service where AT&T won’t. Instead, they want to be given tax dollars to do it. Why? Because the “free…

Want to make the market more competitive for small business? Tax Amazon.

Showrooming is killing retail stores.  “Showrooming” is when you go to a store, but buy the product later online, because it’s cheaper. The product is cheaper for two reasons: low overhead (no store or employees to pay for) and no sales taxes.  Amazon’s freedom from charging sales tax is unfair…