Some highlights follow. (Times are approximate.).
These 2 articles, “The Assault on Wealth” and “Capital Gains Tax Hike: No Gains, No Fairness,” led my Hoover colleague Bill Whalen to interview me last Friday. Generally Bill will ask concerns and Ill address. He did that, however this was more of a two-way conversation because Bill has his own ideas on the problem.
1:50: Bill Whalen estimates F. Scott Fitzgerald on the abundant.
4:00: Me on how I think the concentrate on inequality started. Sylvia Nasar and Bill Clinton were essential players.
4:30: Bill prices quote Abigail Disney.
6:30: Me on Mr. Miser, Mr. Generosity, and Bob Solows development model.
11:40: Wealth tax.
15:00: Back to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
15:30: Wealth tax.
17:30: My quite good guess about the number of millionaires in Congress.
18:40: How much wealth do you need to be rich?
20:00: My childs question to me in 1999 after seeing her fellow students at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach and the cars they owned. (At the time, we had a 1990 Camry wagon and a 1992 Toyota Celica.) “Dad, are we bad?”.
20:30: John D. Rockefellers life versus ours.
24:30: Bidens proposal for a retroactive capital gains tax.
26:00: Why California Democrats should oppose Bidens tax increase on capital gains.
27:15: The SALT limitation and Bernie Sanders calling out his fellow Democrats.
29:30: Liz Warren.
30:30: What members of Congress understand and do not understand.
31:08: In which I demonstrate how hip I am by linking the conversation with among my preferred Progressive Insurance advertisements.
32:20: The role of envy.
35:00: They earned it. William D. Nordhaus.
36:00: Wealth and race.
38:00: How among my free-market propositions might both make it easier for individuals to buy houses and decrease the number of millionaires.
39:30: The flat tax and the VAT.
42:30: The impacts of the SALT limit and the higher basic deduction. (I got a little muddled here, forgetting to explain that my analysis depended highly not just on the SALT limit however likewise on the high basic deduction. Perhaps you can associate that to the fact that I was up the night before from 11:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. with what looked like a medical emergency situation: everybodys alright though.).
45:00: Assault vs. siege.
These two articles, “The Assault on Wealth” and “Capital Gains Tax Hike: No Gains, No Fairness,” led my Hoover colleague Bill Whalen to interview me last Friday. Generally Bill will ask concerns and Ill respond to. He did that, but this was more of a two-way conversation since Bill has his own thoughts on the problem. By the way, Hoover has made my Assault on Wealth post into a mini-book.
20:00: My daughters concern to me in 1999 after seeing her fellow students at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach and the vehicles they owned.