We have moved into Northwest Ohio where I was interviewed by Mike Maag, who has an internet radio show out of Columbus Grove, Ohio. He asked me about our tax policy. I said we wanted to do away with most tax loopholes (there are currently 173 of them), and go to a “simplified progressive tax” with an easy one-page form. This would eliminate most CPA fees and hours and hours spent deciphering complex tax formulas, and the like. What’s more, the form would include a place where each taxpayer could designate where one-fourth of their tax money goes (military, environmental programs, urban social programs, foreign aid…). This would make it a much more participatory democracy… Note: I watched President Obama’s speech on the American Jobs Act last night. What struck me as odd, among a number of things, was the proposal for a huge push to repair and expand American roadways. He, for instance, said the roads are “clogged” and we need more roads. Yet on the other hand, his administration is concerned about global warming. (I’m concerned about it as well.) So do we want to encourage more driving? Or do we want people coming up with more creative alternatives to driving? And the roads being “clogged” would tend to promote the latter. Common sense.