Soccer, Marginal Tax Rates and Game Theory

Republicans have called Democrats “socialist” for wanting to raise the top marginal tax rate. Imagine the epithet they would hurl if a new tax code threatened professional sports. The Spanish government has proposed reforming the “Beckham law”, named after the British star, that taxes foreign soccer players at a lower rate than domestic athletes. La … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Tour

I wasn’t expecting to blog much about international sports, but then I realized that I’ve been following every stage of the Tour de France. So for a moment I’ll strike that condescending tone that the few Americans who follow¬†sports important in other countries have earned the right to take.¬† And this may be shocking to … Continue reading