A second method of radical redistribution is to increase marginal tax rates to a point that is confiscatory.
From that point on it was a nightmare.
I just didn't see any point in spending money on new clothes when my old ones still had a lot of wear in them.
There was no point in arguing the issue.
There's nothing you can do about this and there's no point in burdening you with it.
There was no point dwelling on it.
At this point, he probably didn't know anyway.
We have reached the point where many items can only be made by robots.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
This was usually the point at which he carried her to their room.
There was no point moving to Bartlesville now.
There's no point in pushing yourself until you drop.
The wreaths were so nearly alike that none of those who were with the king could point out any difference.
To avoid privacy issues at this point, let's stipulate that everything is recorded only for your future reference.
I daresay if you have purchased anything on Amazon, you have almost certainly, at some point, purchased an additional item Amazon suggested.
Every sale from the point the robot was turned on to when the sun finally burns out will be perfectly remembered.
I'm not just playing with words here; rather, I am trying to make a point about the fuzzy edges of what is deemed a disease.
Additionally, we will at some point in the not-too-distant future have enough biological understanding of the genome and enough computer horsepower to model complex interactions in the body.
At this point, I will just say that people have long been distrustful of technology that clearly replaces the labor of humans (unlike, say, air conditioning, which replaced no one.
Your car, a ball-point pen, your computer, a dolly, and so on.
And that brings me to my final italicized point: The most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
I am sure at this point some of you are rolling your eyes, thinking that I am resorting to linguistic games or arithmetic trickery.
Here I'll make a point which I believe to be a historic constant and to which we will be returning: If property rights of the rich are respected and tax rates, while high, still allow for indefinite gain, then the rich will keep producing.
Whether you look at a single country over a span of time, or a group of countries at a specific point in history, the result is the same.
No student of history would argue this point, regardless of his or her politics.
An important point to make here is this: Historically, the welfare state only emerges to solve problems that private charities either cannot or will not solve.
At one point, Tiger Woods got a dime for every box of Wheaties cereal with his photo on it, while the farmer was paid only a nickel for the wheat in that same box—and the farmer still made a profit.
I had read many books before, but never from a critical point of view.
Excuse me, Vicomte--I must tell it in Russian or the point will be lost....
Prince Bagration, having reached the highest point of our right flank, began riding downhill to where the roll of musketry was heard but where on account of the smoke nothing could be seen.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
This was the Marshal of the Nobility of the district, who had come personally to point out to the princess the necessity for her prompt departure.
What the general was saying was even more clever and to the point, but it was evident that Kutuzov despised knowledge and cleverness, and knew of something else that would decide the matter--something independent of cleverness and knowledge.
Tout vient a point a celui qui sait attendre. * And there were as many advisers there as here..." he went on, returning to the subject of "advisers" which evidently occupied him.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
Can you point it out to me?
When ascending that knoll Pierre had no notion that this spot, on which small trenches had been dug and from which a few guns were firing, was the most important point of the battle.
All the old methods that had been unfailingly crowned with success: the concentration of batteries on one point, an attack by reserves to break the enemy's line, and a cavalry attack by "the men of iron," all these methods had already been employed, yet not only was there no victory, but from all sides came the same news of generals killed and wounded, of reinforcements needed, of the impossibility of driving back the Russians, and of disorganization among his own troops.
Occasionally dressers ran out to fetch water, or to point out those who were to be brought in next.
Whenever I look at my watch and its hands point to ten, I hear the bells of the neighboring church; but because the bells begin to ring when the hands of the clock reach ten, I have no right to assume that the movement of the bells is caused by the position of the hands of the watch.
To that I must entirely change my point of view and study the laws of the movement of steam, of the bells, and of the wind.