Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

tax inversion

Charles Walgreen Flies the coop!

Gotcha! Betcha thought I was talking about Walgreen’s tax inversion plan. Nope!

Ira Biffel was born and raised near Marble Hill, Missouri—hence the name of Marble Hill’s airport—Ira Biffel Memorial.

What’s Ira Biffel got to do with Charles Walgreen? Glad you asked.

After leaving Missouri Ira Biffel spent time in the US Army and is credited with being one of the first pilots to use an aircraft in the armed services, thus helping start what is now known as the US Air Force. That was during WWI.

Ira became known as one of America’s best flight instructors, which is why… Continue reading

Taxes, Inversion, Avarice, Degree, JFK

The United States government is totally dependent on fees and tax revenue. Taxes and fees are made possible by income. Income is made possible by profit. Profit is derived through capitalism. The primary goal of a capitalist is maximizing profit. In an effort to maximize profit, their job, capitalist charge the highest price possible. The maximum price is usually determined by competitive pressure or government regulation.

Highly successful capitalist are occasionally accused of avarice. Consumer choice is the deciding factor of the existence of avarice. If the consumer has a choice in the market then the supplier is honestly facing… Continue reading

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