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by JasonL
16 Feb 2021, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529346

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Before you answer, I'm not sure you are in the safer of the two testaments in this regard.
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 16:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Post Urbanism?

I think most if not all municipalities and cities have an income tax in KY. Like in this case I'm talking about Covington of CovCath maga kid fame. My wife was on the road for many years working for the same company with a theoretical desk in the offices that are in the larger municipality centered ...
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Post Urbanism?

We see disputes on earned vs lived area taxation all the time in my industry. It's constant squabbles about who is entitled to the income of someone who lives in NJ but works in the city but then moves to Florida to quasi retire but only snow birds.
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Post Urbanism?

Shem wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 15:37
JasonL wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 11:20My second is that the whole premise of location based municipal taxation is kind of upended.
I don't understand what you mean by this. Do you have municipal income tax?
Yes. 2.5% in the city in question. NYC it's like 3.5 or something I think.
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 576
Views: 182391

Re: What are you drinking?

Have found a drink I'm really happy with: 4 oz cold brew rooibos chai 2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice 1 oz caramel syrup or golden syrup Shake with two ice cubes, strain into glass. It comes out super smooth and really nicely balanced. (Though one of the weird things about getting a perfectly bala...
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Post Urbanism?

My role is basically being asked what we want to do. Our management structure will basically be doing what most people decide. There's talk of a hybrid approach but my sense is the real estate costs simply won't justify one day a week at the office or whatever. Now, I don't have kids driving me craz...
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 11:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Re: Post Urbanism?

There’s an underlying premise in our current tax system that urban centers entail a large positive externality to labor performed within their boundaries. Amenities, spillover from network effects like “Wall Street” and so forth. If we unwind that premise, life under Covid showing little actual decr...
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 11:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 394

Post Urbanism?

Need a better title. Musings on what long run effects if any we may see on urban environments post covid. So I work in most years on a campus for an employer that is by far the largest source of tax revenue for the city in which that campus nominally resides. Let’s call it 4,500 employees at good wa...
by JasonL
12 Feb 2021, 09:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

For clarity - athleisure is pajamas in this model.
by JasonL
10 Feb 2021, 19:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

We can probably safely close (clothes?) this thread down. The battle is over, pajamas won. I've been converted. It was already going anyway but COVID killed more fashion sense than people by a mile.
by JasonL
10 Feb 2021, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69419

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I don't think belief in any proposition is related very much to sincere thoughts that the proposition is true. Not for a great majority of people. It's more like belief in a proposition is an organizing principle for groups of people who can reliably identify the Bad Guys Over There. We call that co...
by JasonL
01 Feb 2021, 09:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37632

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

The only real mistake is insufficient cynicism.

“When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of pandemic policies. “Because I don’t.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/nyre ... -quit.html
by JasonL
28 Jan 2021, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8401

Re: Universal Corona Income

Jennifer wrote: 28 Jan 2021, 17:50 I figured they called it a 'stimulus" because calling it anything like "relief" or "assistance" would piss off the Bootstrap Brigade.
Also would suggest a $75k cutoff is stupid high for "relief". Which it was. As is demonstrated by the desperate need to buy garbage stocks. Not financial advice.
by JasonL
28 Jan 2021, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8401

Re: Universal Corona Income

It isn’t really stimulus. We don’t need stimulus. On the low end it’s anti poverty which is good and anything above like household 40k is pandering.
by JasonL
21 Jan 2021, 17:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 831
Views: 100360

Re: Private Money!

That I'm not sure about but man I've seen the arguments surrounding fiduciary duty. It may be as you say fully exempted somehow but what I can tell you is groups of lawyers and I can give you the names of firms will spend all day every day for the rest of their lives trying to attach dollar value of...
by JasonL
21 Jan 2021, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 831
Views: 100360

Re: Private Money!

Sequoia Holdings says employees can draw part of salary in cryptocurrencies Software development services provider Sequoia Holdings LLC said on Thursday its employees can now receive a part of their salary in cryptocurrencies, should they choose to. Under the new program, employees can elect to def...
by JasonL
15 Jan 2021, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Lost sheep returned

Wait I'm not Sicilian?
by JasonL
15 Jan 2021, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Lost sheep returned

baaa!
by JasonL
13 Jan 2021, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37632

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

If this anecdote is accurate then I have no clue how America recovers. My colleague told me that efforts to overturn the election were wrong, and that voting to certify was a constitutional duty. But my colleague feared for family members, and the danger the vote would put them in. Profoundly shake...
by JasonL
12 Jan 2021, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2655

Re: 2020 Status Check

I honestly really and for true think the cost side in the key areas of healthcare and geographically variable cost of living are the 2 most significant features of low income suffering. The general price level is not high. Incomes are rising, low skill slower than most but still. Savings is kind of ...
by JasonL
12 Jan 2021, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2655

Re: 2020 Status Check

I mean the condition in recent history is very few people relocating - downward trend for decades. What you see in 2020 is lots of well off people relocating out of large cities. I'm not sure as the numbers aren't in how many people in middle class and down have relocated but judging by rents is som...
by JasonL
12 Jan 2021, 09:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 18174

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

General Mastodon has been a transport staple for millennia!
by JasonL
12 Jan 2021, 09:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37632

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I do feel like some peeps are driving particularly hard at the idea that the summer was NBD, and I don't think that's a reasonable take. It's somewhat connected to the other thing people are doing which is acting like police in large part were super aggressive in responses to the non events of the s...
by JasonL
11 Jan 2021, 18:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37632

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Nobody like their gallows humor.
by JasonL
11 Jan 2021, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37632

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Things that make me tired in the never ending cycle of equivalence/false equivalence and in the related space of whataboutisms. - We forget to talk about the thing itself. If somebody built cages and used them X amount to deter immigration and somebody else used the cages 2X to deter immigration, th...