New To Me

New facts are, by definition, news. But a lot of information is “old news”, yet still not widely known. Even it is widely known, it may not be known by you…or me. So I am always interested in “old news” that’s new to me. Here are some recent items that were new to me.

The history of taxes during the Great Depression. Laffer argues that taxes both caused and aggravated the Great Depression. Even if you don’t find his argument totally convincing, there are lessons to be learned from history.

The strange rules of international law. It seems that international law greatly favors aggressor nations.

The origin of the U. S. dollar. I certainly was unaware that the Supreme Court once ruled that the U. S. dollar was unconstitutional!

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