Archive for April 15th, 2019

April 15th, 2019 - 11:14 am § in UW

TRADITION: UW Nobel Winner dies .. WHO CARES?

David Thouless — Nobel laureate and UW professor emeritus — dies at age 84 David James Thouless, UW professor emeritus and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6. Thouless was a theoretical physicist whose most well-known work focused on the pro[...]

April 15th, 2019 - 10:43 am § in Misc.

Firefighters Saved the Structure and Artwork

But the interior is gutted As shocked Parisians watched helplessly, fire destroyed the roof and wooden interior of the Notre Dame Cathedral, but firefighters say the structure, towers, and priceless artwork survived. Sixteen copper statues of the Apostles that normally occupy the roof peak were remo[...]

April 15th, 2019 - 1:44 am § in America

We Need a Wealth Tax

I am not all that interested in a progressive income tax. For one thing “income” is very easy for the rich to hide.  For example, money earned as stock options may never be taxed until they are exercised but it can be used to take loans at low rates .. and the interest on those [&hellip[...]

April 15th, 2019 - 1:14 am § in Misc.


The Seattle Times has now become a charity .. at least as far as support for investigative journalism. In an email today, the Times announced that in addition to paying for a subscription, not tax-free, I can pay for the salaries of its reporters and get a tax deduction! The Seattle Times, owned by [...]

April 15th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in The Ave Scene

WA State ranks in the dismal 13 for worst taxes

Life magazine has rated WA state as among the 13th worst for tax burden.  This puts the Evergreen States in a basket with Kansas, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.  We come just one notch WORSE then Mississippi! Alaska, Delaware, Montana, Wyoming, and Nevada are the best five states in the U.S. w[...]

April 15th, 2019 - 12:45 am § in Misc.

Durante on Taxes