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Posts Tagged ‘Wealth’

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 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 [...]

March 22nd, 2014 - 3:36 am § in Misc.

CHINA: The Maoists Discover Warbucks

The Chinese ruling class, a self nominating oligarchy that inherits the mantle of the red guard and Mao, is now hiding its wealth overseas.  The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), obtained more than 200 gigabytes of leaked financial data from companies in the British Virg[...]