Monday, August 15, 2016

Shockage du Jour - 14 August 2016

I'm shocked at times to find that I agree on a topic with someone with whom I generally disagree. There are even times when I find myself embarrassed to agree with someone who is generally repulsive or repugnant to me.
I'll not name names here, but I will give one example that's milder than most.

I think of Mitch Albom as a good writer and generally good guy. I like a lot of his charity work and enjoy reading his columns from time to time.

Still, we don't tend to be in the same part of the political and economic policy spectrum most of the time, so I was pleasantly surprised to read his column on the death tax this weekend.

It's a very nice indictment of the general government attitude of "you don't earn that money, we just let you keep some of it to spend on yourself" that passes for tax policy these days.

Check it out here if you haven't read it yet.

Nicely done, Mitch.