Trudi Duane

Artist visual
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Dilletante.

I'm passionate about

Art, visual. Otis Art Institute. Debate, linguistics, politics, California, New Mexico, Food, Gardens, Music; Jazz, Standards, Heavy Metal.

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Trudi Duane
Posted over 3 years ago
What are the effects of taxes on motivation and productivity?
That is what we do here in California. I like the 'idea' also, BUT it doesn't always work out very well and at times special interest spend millions to distort the issues to their advantage. Just look at our budget. Term limits has also had a bad effect. Again, I like the 'idea' but what happens is the politians refuse to compromise on any issue. They also careen from post to post to post ie from State Represenative to Insurance Commissioner to State Senator -------around and around.
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Trudi Duane
Posted over 3 years ago
Celebrating and Inspiring Curiosity as a Key Component in Learning
I had teachers in High School who emphazied 3 things; curiosity, logic and critical reading. These, more than anything else have made me a life long student. This mind set bring great fufullment and joy. The most disturbing mind set I see today is great numbers of people who practice 'magical thinking' and superstitious mysticism. They are completely unable to seperate fact from opinion and thus unable to make logical decisions. Many schools do fear curiosity. It can 'rock the boat'.
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Trudi Duane
Posted over 3 years ago
What are the effects of taxes on motivation and productivity?
The highest standard of living for the most people occurs in countries with the largest proportional middle class. Tax codes should be structures to encourage upward mobility and a large healthy middle class; poor aspiring to middle class, middle class aspiring to wealth. If the largest group is middle class there will be a larger pool of tax payers. The poor should pay little or no taxes and be a small percentage of the population. The middle class should pay a reasonable tax and be over 80% of the population, the wealty a bit more and be the smallest percentage of the population. Basically with variations this is what we have in the US, it's the 'Progressive Tax System . A flat tax is awful. Billionairs paying the same percentage as the impoverished ? Not sensible.