Conflicting narratives and taxes

February 7, 2012

I’ve been working on taxes, and in two very different situations I’ve noticed how there can be multiple ways of describing the same thing — the basis of a bond or the tuition paid during a calendar year.  It’s about bookkeeping, in this context, but it gets me wondering whether bookkeeping is analogous to something we do more generally.  Maybe consensus reality is kind of like all of us subscribing to the same method of bookkeeping.

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