Tag Archives: New York City

Eric Garner And Taxes

Eric Garner, the 43-year-old asthmatic black-marketeer who, for selling untaxed cigarettes, was choked to death by police, and whose death was ruled a homicide, exposes the rotten core not only of law enforcement run amok but also, just as significantly, of government laws, regulations, and taxation, and its unintended consequences. Eric Garner was selling a…

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Labor Day, Labor Unions, And The REAL Story

For over 100 years now in the United States, the first Monday in September has been called Labor Day. The original Labor Day, however, was celebrated on a Tuesday (September 5, 1882) in New York City. It was organized by the Central Labor Union, and it wasn’t until 1884 that the first Monday in September…

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