Politics and its Discontents: More On Wealthy Tax Cheats

As noted in a previous post, many of our more prosperous citizens feel no obligation to the country that made their great wealth possible. Rather, they are quite happy to hide it in offshore financial institutions, which, while being ethically questionable, is not illegal. However, many of them are also committing crimes by not declaring ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Scourge of Wealth

I often think of the famous line from the New Testament in which Jesus says “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Some say the reference is to a gate in Jerusalem called the Needle”s Eye ...