Posts Tagged ‘Wealth’

July 31st, 2018 - 9:29 am § in Misc.

THE-Ave Challenge: who lives here

A. Donald Trump Junior B. Stephen Colbert C. Bill Gates D. Bernie Sanders E. Jack Ma[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 12:06 am § in Misc.

Zillionaire Toys

“My proceeds from PayPal were $180m. I put $100m in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent”. – Elon Musk[...]

May 12th, 2017 - 11:49 am § in The Ave Scene

Who is making a buck of off the Seattle real estate bubble?

Tax data geek-out time: All real estate agents & brokers statewide paid $47.3M in taxes on $3.1B revenue.  This includes  B&O taxes, the primary business tax that companies pay. This is the tax agents pay on their income from real estate transactions.  Seller fees for transaction are not [...]

June 22nd, 2016 - 7:18 am § in Jews, Misc.

So Bubbelah .. isn’t Hollywood Run by Jews?

  Hollywood’s Corporate Overlords: 8 People Who Pull the Strings Behind the Scenes 1. Prince Alwaleed The 61-year-old Saudi — known as the Arabian Warren Buffett — has his fingers in many pies. He has a 6.6 percent stake in 21st Century Fox (making him the company’s second-biggest shar[...]

April 3rd, 2016 - 2:53 pm § in The Ave Scene

Seattle: The New Wall Street Runs Along Lake Washington

David Brewster The super-rich are definitely getting richer, but they are also changing in composition. And there is a lot of turnover at the top, with less wealth being inherited and more being self-made. The new rich now come more from technology, finance, and mass-retail chains; while energy and [...]

October 16th, 2014 - 11:54 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

Do you think Larry Ellison might be able to pay a tax on his unproductive wealth?

I have written many times about the wealth tax.  A wealth tax designed to tax wealth selectively based on productivity has the extra advantage of increasing the use of capital to stimulate jobs.  Put another way … money invested in gold coins, yachts, art, real estate, government bonds or ca[...]

May 22nd, 2014 - 7:47 am § in The Ave Scene


An 85-foot yacht capsized as it was being launched Sunday. The Skagit Valley Herald reports ( ) six people were aboard as Northern Marine Industries launched the yacht. Most of the workers got out easily but one was trapped. Rescuers had to chop out a porthole to pull him free[...]

April 3rd, 2014 - 10:09 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: A Trillion Dollars Taken from American Economy

US companies’ overseas cash hits $947bn Funds held outside US to avoid domestic tax bills[...]

April 3rd, 2014 - 9:05 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Supreme Court: America Must Be Addicted to Koch


April 2nd, 2014 - 11:54 am § in The Ave Scene

The Waterfront vs. Taxes Paid by Seattle’s Rich.

Over at HorsesASS, David Goldstein yells about  the Seattle Times life in a world entirely free of context: The proposal now before the Seattle City Council is to double the existing property-tax levy devoted to parks, to $54 million a year, raising the annual cost for the owner of a $400,000 home [...]