Comments on: “Scream” now a symbol of easy money and easy life http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/05/03/scream-now-a-symbol-of-easy-money-and-easy-life/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: govjurist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/05/03/scream-now-a-symbol-of-easy-money-and-easy-life/comment-page-1/#comment-9146 Tue, 08 May 2012 08:26:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=11201#comment-9146 Quite so, although I cavill at “luxury” in reference to this pastel member of a discordant quartet. It catches nicely the expression of an unhealthy Norseman who just dropped a hammer (or gavel) on his big toe. Let us bang a 10-25% transaction tax on these transactions. And have a clear trace on the source of the funds. There are several examples of a crook painting a “primitive” work and selling it to the person or Corporation who bribed him. See the bribery cases in Hong Kong circa 1975. Who is to say what such a piece of art is worth? A reformed drug dealer? The man on the Clapham Bus? Rather than taxing Cornish Pasties, works of art at least will help balance the books of the unbalanced.

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By: govjurist http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/05/03/scream-now-a-symbol-of-easy-money-and-easy-life/comment-page-1/#comment-9145 Tue, 08 May 2012 08:25:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=11201#comment-9145 Quite so, although I cavill at “luxury” in reference to this pastel member of a discordant quartet. It catches nicely the expression of an unhealthy Norseman who just dropped a hammer (or gavel) on his big toe. Let us bang a 10-25% transaction tax on these transactions. And have a clear trace on the source of the funds. There are several examples of a crook painting a “primitive” work and selling it to the person or Corporation who bribed him. See the bribery cases in Hong Kong circa 1975. Who is to say what such a piece of art is worth? A reformed drug dealer? The man on the Clapham Bus? Rather than taxing Cornish Pasties, works of art at least will help balance the books of the unbalanced.

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