S&P Says Microsoft More Creditworthy than US Government

Date: 12 Aug 2011 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two days after Standard and Poor’s downgraded US government bonds, David Llewellyn-Smith, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald noted, “We now face the ludicrous circumstance in which the United States government holds … a lower (credit) rating than Microsoft, despite issuing its own currency (the world’s reserve), being able to raise taxes when it chooses, owning … Read More

Why Are the Feds Giving $900 Billion in Tax Breaks Every Year?

Date: 15 Apr 2010 | posted in: equity, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

With April 15 upon us, I’d like to talk about taxes. Not about the part of the tax code that generates revenues. You’ve already heard enough about the taxes you pay to last a lifetime, and the election campaign has just begun. Instead, I’ll focus on the less visited topic of the taxes we don’t pay, … Read More