Tuesday, February 4, 2014
A Couple of Bad Pieces of News for the Statists of the World
1) According to the Fraser Institute's ratings on economic freedom, the average economic freedom in the world has increased from 5.5 to 6.7, an increase of nearly 22%. That cannot be good news for paper-pushers and for those like monstrous government.............2) For some strange reason the state of Rhode Island does not charge sales tax on fine art. And so, no, when the William Vareika Gallery on Bellevue in Newport sold that John Henry Twachtman landscape for $850,000 or that Charles Wilson Peale portrait for $1,500,000 (both of which were undoubtedly sold to wealthy people), the bureaucrats in Providence didn't a solitary cent on it....Man, can I ever hear the outrage brewing on that sucker.