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Entries by Dave Johnson from 01/2009

Tax Brackets

| Posted 01.06.2009 | Politics

So, let's talk taxes, beginning with the basics. I have found that many people don't really understand how taxes work, so I want to write a bit about that here.

The "Tax Freedom Day" Trick

| Posted 01.13.2009 | Politics

One way that anti-government ideologues turn people against their own government is by tricking people into misunderstanding how taxes work and what government does for them.

California - The State Of The State Is Ungovernable

| Posted 01.15.2009 | Politics

"People are asking if California is governable." Governor Schwarzenegger said in the State of the State address today that California faces insolvenc...

MPAA vs RealDVD -- Why You Care

| Posted 01.22.2009 | Business

MPAA is suing to block people from being able to get the RealDVD program, which lets people keep a backup on their own computer in case their DVD gets scratched or lost.

Progressive Ideas Book

| Posted 01.28.2009 | Politics

I would like to tell you about a new book, Thinking Big: Progressive Ideas for a New Era From the publisher's description:At this critical juncture p...

Our Businesses Thrive On The Infrastructure We Built

| Posted 01.29.2009 | Business

The key to California's successful business environment are education and infrastructure. It is not an accident that our semiconductor and computer a...