Happy Tax Day

While I (and many others) got my taxes filed long ago, when most Americans think of April 15, the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s the day that income tax returns are due.

So, in honor of today, here’s a link to IRS Form 1040 for the tax year 1913. I, at least, found it somewhat interesting. (It’s likely some sort of reproduction seeing as the PDF hadn’t been invented at that time, and it doesn’t look like a scan, but it’s posted on the IRS web site, so I assume that it’s representative of the real thing.)

Town Committees

As far as I can tell, Charlton doesn’t have an organized Town Republican Committee.

However, Southbridge now has two.

(Today’s T&G, Today’s Southbridge Evening News (PDF))

So, it sounds like it’d be easy to organize a Charlton Committee if people were interested in it. However, it’s probably too late for it to do any good for this year’s elections.

Quote of the Day: Demographic Winter

“Worldwide, birthrates have been halved in the past 50 years. There are now 59 nations, with 44% of the world’s population, with below-replacement fertility.

Sometime in this century, the world’s population will begin to decline. At a certain point, the decline will become rapid. We may even reach population free-fall in our lifetimes.”

Demographic Winter Q&A section (my apologies; it’s a flash-based site).