Keep It Simple

By The Daily Dish

The subject is financial reform:

I’m not a big fan of attempts to mix ethics and aesthetics, but when it comes to politics and economics, I definitely think less is more.  I was reminded of this when frequent commenter Malavel sent me a new Swedish regulation requiring at least 15% down-payments on all mortgages.  That’s it, no bells and whistles, just 15%.  Check out the simplicity of this press release.

Ditto income taxes. If we could end all loop-holes (and I mean all), and have three or so effective rates, can you imagine how cleaner our politics would be? And how much more efficient our economy?

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2010/10/keep-it-simple/181666/