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100% Tax rate was proposed! Really!

When I stumbled across this little bit of history I could do anything but think “tax and spend”. In April 1942, when we had only been at war for 5 months or less, President Roosevelt proposed a top individual tax rate of 100%, declaring that amid “grave national...

Money Laundering

Money laundering is the process of changing large amounts of money obtained from crimes, such as drug trafficking, into origination from a legitimate source. So with that in mind traditional currency poses problems of its own for investigators. Bank notes are...

Criminal Masterminds

“Most career criminals were losers, lazy men and women who lacked impulse control and who sometimes got lucky.  Criminal Masterminds were for tv and books. Movies to probably” -Reed Farrel Coleman – Hangman’s Sonnet I struggle with the validity of this...

Bicycles

Bike prices shot up 10% to 15% last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic helped boost many homebound Americans’ appetite for outdoor recreation. Anything to get out of the house and not into a store to look for toilet paper. Industry watchers are expecting similar price...

Even In The Dark: How Packaging Persuades You To Buy

I have written in the past of my enjoyment of Terry O’Reilly’s podcasts “Under the Influence” and “Age of Persuasion”. One Under the Influence podcast dealt with the shape of the packaging where he quoted: “Fast Company Magazine cites University of Toronto research,...

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