Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Raising taxes on the rich won’t really tax them

By Nikhil Rao

April 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Federal Government was permitted to collect an income tax as a source of revenue by the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some argue that this violates one of the basic tenets of the Constitution’s protection of property rights. Agree or disagree with this critique, you would ...

Economic mysticism

By Gavin Beeker

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Albert Einstein famously said, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” He was speaking from his experience in theoretical physics, but he could have easily been talking about what passes f...