Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Normally, an announcement by Tax Prof Blogger and Grand Poobah Paul Caron of an opening for a tax prof in South Dakota would not be worthy of further comment, but for the possibility of pedagogical devices it suggests. Anybody notice that tax prof Caron is doing a favor for tax prof Baron? And they probably both cite tax economist Aaron.
Rumor has it that the ever-entrepreneurial Cincinnati faculty member, building off of the success of the "Tax Stories" series, is commissioning a series of "I Can Practice It All By Myself" books, in the style of Dr. Seuss and friends. The first will be "The Yaks Practice Tax," the plot of which involves the Tax Yak cleaning up a tax shelter scheme with the help of his friends, Little Prof Aaron, Little Prof Baron, Little Prof Caron, Little Prof Daron and so on. I won't reveal the plot twist, but it involves the miniscule Little Prof Zaron explaining why the whole thing is a step transaction, and blowing the whole thing up. (Doug and Mary Kahn are kicking themselves that this wasn't around to read to little Jeff.)
Next up: Rock the Fox on SOX, a primer on the federalization of corporate governance.