Category Archives: Synergy

Corresponds to the “rainbow” articles. Ideas that impact many values.

Time for a Better Flat Tax

The term “flat tax” generally conjures up images of the latest Republican giveaway to the super rich.

But it doesn’t have to. Our current set of federal taxes is much flatter than most people realize. Throw in some gigantic loopholes and it’s downright regressive. (The benefits side, however,┬áis arguably more progressive.)

So, whether you are a Wall St. Occupier or an IRS hater, check out my Flat Tax for the 99%. It’s tax reform done right.

Time to Take on Tax Reform

Another Presidential election year, another Republican attempt to package tax cuts for the super rich as “tax reform.” Enough is enough! It’s time for balanced tax reform that isn’t a giveaway to the rich, or an excuse to run up the national debt yet further. And so I am jumping into the fray with aContinue Reading

My Evil Plans for 2014

The NSA has turned inwards, making the right of privacy a joke. Rogue police departments have graduated from writing spurious traffic tickets to performing civil asset forfeitures without any evidence of guilt. ObamaCare proceeds. The Republican Party continues its slide into unintelligence. And I have done next to nothing about it. Oh, I did aContinue Reading

2013: Time for a Makeover

Twelve years ago I started a book — An Eco Manifesto — which was going to reveal the many overlaps between green and libertarian values, between ecology and free market economics. I got nearly 50,000 words written before I admitted to myself that I didn’t have the time to get these ideas polished enough toContinue Reading

Latest Updates

Oops! Still quiet here on the Holistic Politics blog. But I have been busy elsewhere. My updated political quiz is now in beta release. It is significantly longer than the old quiz, and it covers issues I shied away in earlier versions: abortion and foreign intervention. Preliminary stats indicate that the new version is moreContinue Reading