Monday, November 27, 2017

There are now over 1200 gTLD's !!

Wow had no idea we were up to 1200 gTLD’s

I’m @NowWatching icann nyc readout now.


lol apparently so many gTLD's that icann now have over $230m in "excess fees" they are now trying to work out what to do with this

Friday, November 24, 2017

Death Taxes

Shame that the article doesn’t actually propose any real answers.

I'm not anti-death tax, especially because it doesn’t apply (in the USA at least until $5.5m+......that said....i am anti-death tax because its a tax on income already taxed AND because its 40% which is an outrageous figure.

If someone was trying to save a family farm or business or estate etc and it was worth $20m then they would have to come up with 40% of $15m......that a pretty big burden to carry-even for an inherited asset.

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Watched #TooBigToFail last night and this morning found this awesome graphic.....we really are screwed.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The value of Australian housing is $7.4t

So much interesting content in this slide deck.

1/ Australian Super is now worth more than the entire AU-listed stocks

2/ That althought there is $1.7t in residential mortgages there is $5.7t in equity.

3/ I was also surprised that only $300b in sales happened last year (eg 1/20....i thought it would have be higher as a percentage of value).

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

35 countries where my taxes "pervert democracy"

Someone told me recently...."remember we are the good guys"

hmmm I'm not so sure any more some days - eg here are 35 countries where my USA taxes "pervert democracy"

.....yet somehow we are the ones flagellating ourselves over "Russian Facebook Advertisements" all while ignoring our own influences around the world.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Whats wrong with the NBN........

I've been putting off watching this video for the last week.......5 mins in....blood pressure rising - grrrrrrrr


PPOR Mortgage changes......

Interesting to see that fewer than 3% of home mortgages in the USA are more than $500,000, according to data from CoreLogic.

Very surprised by this figure as basically 80% of apartments in NY would have to be above this....I knew it was lower in the midwest/south but not that much lower.... (and yes this will affect us eg $450k X 3.5% x 35% or around $6kpa)