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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

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8:33a
In Defense of Charitable Tax Deductions
Cheryl passes on to me this article from The Economist about an attack on the tax deduction for charitable giving. Tax neepery about fannish non-profits followsCollapse )

As you might expect, I would be strongly opposed to removing the charitable tax deduction or to significantly narrowing the definition of what a "charity" is. I like the American system, and I think that saying "only donations to the poor are worthy," is a step down a slippery slope that leads to removing the deduction entirely and saying, "Only the government can choose what is really worth of public support." While the tax deduction (which I have sometimes taken) isn't my primary motivation for my volunteer work with fandom, I believe that removing the deduction would have a chilling impact on charitable giving of all sorts.

Current Mood: thoughtful
5:03p
Devonshire Accent = American?
Courtesy of Making Light, we have Peter Sellers doing various British [not necessarily English] accents. Sellers, of course, was brilliant at this sort of thing. I wouldn't have thought of equating Cornwall/Devonshire with American, though.

Current Mood: amused
5:15p
Rotate!
I've turned up in one of the photo albums covering Nippon 2007, in this case as part of the Hugo Losers' Party coverage.

Current Mood: pleased

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