The Internet is roaring with highfalutin experts predicting no end of gloom and doom if Trump were to succeed with his import tariff plans, or if the House Republicans have their way with what they call the ‘Border Adjustment Tax’ – basically not allowing importers to deduct the cost of anything bought overseas.

This from Wall Street’s biggest shill, Steve Forbes, is typical:  “let's say a store imports a pair of sneakers for $40 and then sells them for $50, making a $10 profit on which it would owe taxes. Under the Republican plan, however, the retailer wouldn't be able to deduct the $40 it paid for the sneakers. In fact, it would owe taxes on the entire $50! And who, ultimately, pays this tax? You, the consumer, in the form of higher prices or fewer choices of where you can shop. Retailers and their customers will be hit.”

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Bill descibes why establishing Lean Accounting is process and an evolution rather than an out and out implementation

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How and Why Lean Accounting is the Basis for Lean Success

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Is there really such a thing as 'Non-Financial' Metrics or is it simply that some metrics are easy to quantify and some metrics are not?

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Non-Value Adding structural costs are largely the result of decisions that were made in the past with regard to how the business is to function. When looking to eliminate waste it is necessary to revisit and re-evaluate those decisions and look for opportunities to reduce those necessary costs as much as possible.

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In this video Bill describes the difference between Value Adding and Waste and what should be done about activities that are not Value Adding but are still necessary for an organization to function.

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