DE is in the Adirondacks for the annual vacation -- not really vacation in the sense of getting distance from work, since DE's job makes such letting go very difficult, but a nice change of pace -- but that does not mean there are not links to pass along. Herewith, a few of the accumulated.
A CEO thinks it makes sense for his company to assert defenses to a regulatory action, so the regulator goes after the CEO personally. This is both to be expected and deplored.
The IRS is going after small businesses en masse. On the one hand, one hates to sympathize with the IRS. On the other hand, as one who has acquired many small businesses and "done diligence" on many more, it is safe to say that our small businesses take much more aggressive tax positions than large public companies.
Big Brother cracks down on Bitcoin, on the theory that the state must have a monopoly on the means of exchange. Query whether a society can be truly free if its government forbids unsanctioned money.
Is the president correct when he says that we have to get used to lower growth? No.
Our individual indebtedness is sucking less than it used to.
The long, losing war against regulation.