Most readers of this blog may be wondering what happened to create a long-term hiatus in entries on A Taxing Matter. Surely, you will say, it could not be for lack of topics, as inversions, FATCA, arguments about extenders and corporate tax and the Affordable Care Act have gone on and on, and the IMF's recognition that the so-called "washington consensus" is outdated is indeed a change. The upcoming election brings even more distortions in ads favoring candidates but funded by hidden money that allows the Money Bags to mislead and distort without reprisal, while enjoying tax-exempt status without any of that "public" nature of speech. And surely Piketty's book on Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, alone, would be fodder for several posts. There's also the incredible forward march of same-sex marriage, and the resulting leveling of tax (and other) treatment of gay and heterosexual couples and families.
And you would be correct that there's plenty to talk about. I've been keeping up with all these developments, and I've read Piketty word-for-word (a feat it is quite obvious many of the right-wing commenters have not accomplished). So lack of something to write about is most certainly not the reason for the long pause.
To make a long and difficult story short--my husband died in January, and I have gone through an intense personal struggle to cope with life without my soulmate. The hard winter and too-short summer added their own tribulations, in the form of electrical outages, some basement water, and all those unexpected expenses that go along with weather-related problems, all of which must now be handled by me.
I plan to resume regular postings now. There's plenty to write about, and I can't wait to start sharing my thoughts with you. Hopefully you'll also share yours in the comment areas. (But no ad hominem attacks--those, as always, will be deleted as soon as I spot them.)