Capitalism, Politics

It’s Tax Day!

Or at least it should be Tax Day. But COVID-19, combined with our crazy, complicated system for filing our taxes, has caused Tax Day to be delayed for three months.

A great article about the miserable annual ritual of filing your taxes.

The NPR program from which I got this conversation.

The numbers about hours and dollars come from here.

Here’s an article about the 20-year effort by TurboTax (Intuit) to keep tax filing complicated.

Capitalism, Pandemic, Politics

People vs. Pandemic, Round 3

People who claim to be free-market capitalists are always happy to get a taxpayer funded bailout.

Here are some links showing the buyback and bailout numbers: For the 2001 bailout, see

For the $45 billion stock buyback, see

or this, which puts the buyback at $47 billion.