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Improving capital gains taxes

What do you think about paying capital gains tax on donated stock? Currently there's no capital gains tax paid on donated stock in the US. That ends up incentivizing some silly investment strategies. See scheme #5 on https://putanumonit.com/2017/12/23/not-a-tax-lawyer/

Covid 7/1: Don’t Panic

Do you find the UK data worrying? Cases up 5x in a month with high vaccination rate. My rough impression is they still haven’t opened up that much. I’m sure the control system will get it under control but I thought high vaccination rates would make that unnecessary.

Covid 2/4: Safe and Effective Vaccines Aplenty

What's your best guess at how prevalent the English strain is in the US now? Is there any new data on that?