Dallas Mavericks Owner on Taxes and Patriotism

The often outspoken, but unquestionably successful, businessman and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on making money (“a boatload of it”) and paying taxes (“lots of taxes”) on his blog a couple of months ago (Sept 19). In short, his take was that the most patriotic thing you could do was to make money, spend money, and pay your taxes.

He followed that post up a couple of weeks ago with his views on corporate taxation. The latter post provoked several comments and the front page of Mr. Cuban’s blog (in post strangely dated September 20) now offers a more detailed explanation of his ideas on the federal government, taxes and small businesses with a list of 10 things that the government should do.

It all makes for fun reading (at least for tax geeks like us) and is shared here for the point that tax policy (or at least strong ideas on tax policy) is increasingly becoming part of the national conversation. It also gives us a chance to post this cool photo of Dirk Nowitzki and Kobe Bryant which is at best tangentially related to anything else on this blog.