Archives for August 25, 2011

Kitten, Cat or Tiger — Part 2

[Start at Part 1] If you believe a thing, it has some real effect on you. I could win the Lottery. Hey, somebody has to, why not me? That belief, a small-to-middling one as beliefs go, will cost a lot of people somewhere between $300 to $1800 in the coming year.  If your state or local taxes went up by $1,800 this year, would that bother you? Well, yeah. But a $5-a-day Lottery “player” would give that same amount, to the same institution to which he pays his taxes, and think nothing of it. Be … [Read more...]