Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Tax Blog: Visual Tax

Welcome to the tax blogosphere:  Visual Tax, dedicated to "visualizing how tax works by applying engineering methods."  From the inaugural post:

This blog wants to apply mathematical concepts to give visual explanations of tax rules and to show that their form does (or sometimes doesn't) make sense.

Judging by the most recent post, I guess I'm a text man:


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And the legal analysis is flawed. See my discussion at

Posted by: Jim Maule | Feb 28, 2007 8:00:37 AM

After reading the fellow's blog I couldn't help but to leave this comment for him:

As a mathematician and a tax scholar I want to say that your work is among the worst things I have ever seen in my life.

Mathematicians should simplify with elegant explanations of how things work. You have taken simple concepts and made them needlessly complex.

I wouldn't be concerned if obfuscators such as yourself weren't responsible for so much of the confusion in the world.

Posted by: anon | Feb 27, 2007 1:06:26 PM