Carol Roth is a business advisor, investor, speaker, and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Entrepreneur Equation. She talks tariffs, Thursday’s Supreme Court decision on internet taxes, and the outlook for American businesses during the Trump era. Jon and Stephen then chat about the late, great Charles Krauthammer and, of course, the immigration fallout.

The intro/outro music is “Remember Me” by British Sea Power. Jon’s song of the week is “The Rover” by Interpol; Stephen’s song of the week is “Jump for Joy” by Jake Xerxes Fussell. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!

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There are 4 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    As an old grandma, I don’t often like the music selections, but I’m listening to Jake Xerxes Fussell and really enjoying it. Thanks Stephen.

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    • June 23, 2018 at 11:14 am
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  2. Thatcher

     

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    • June 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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  3. Reagan

    A great podcast. Thank you for the Krauthammer statements.

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    • June 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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  4. Member

    I appreciated Ms. Roth’s comment that requiring out-of-state vendors to collect sales tax requires the vendor not only to know all the taxing jurisdictions, but also to know the intricacies of what goods or services are taxed and at what rate in each of those jurisdictions. 

    I still remember when I lived in California and California changed the application of sales tax to food items, a bakery I patronized had a horrible time trying to differentiate wha tax applied to which of their goods. Cookies sold individually were taxed, but sold by the half-dozen or dozen were not. Muffins were not taxed but cupcakes were. They had to deal with questions like, “Is a chocolate chocolate chip “muffin” really a “muffin,” or is it a “cupcake”? 

    I understand that there are something like 12,000 taxing jurisdictions in the United States, many of which overlap. How is a small business supposed to keep track of all those? [Also, if they don’t comply, how would the taxing jurisdiction conduct enforcement anyway?]

     

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    • June 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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