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One of the most important anti-poverty initiatives in decades has expired. Although the boosted Child Tax Credit could still get a revival for 2022, as of now, those monthly payments are off the table. And that could have catastrophic results at a time when so many families are struggling with higher living costs in the […]

Global Tax Loopholes

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On October 14, 2021

One of the single biggest problems in global governance is the mania to move money across the globe to tax havens. We are finally seeing some movement in coordinating internationally on this, which co

Don’t Be Evil

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On April 25, 2021

I’ve written at length about how corporations have unmoored themselves from national law in the world of labor relations and environmental degradation, while those of us fighting this are left c

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Soak the Rich

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On March 25, 2021
Granted, I’d prefer far higher tax increases on the rich than Biden is proposing. But this is a solid start to reverse a half-century of giving tax breaks to the people who can most afford to pay up: The centerpiece of the tax increases would probably be a higher corporate tax rate — reversing part […]

Raise Those Taxes!

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On March 18, 2021

Glad to hear this: President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993 to help pay for the long-term economic program designed as a follow-up to his pandemic-relief bill, acco

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Regressive Taxation Again

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On December 9, 2020
New York could raise money for its financially desperate public transportation by creating a wealth tax on the richest people in the world who live there (or “live there” given the amount of foreign cash stashed in high-end real estate near Central Park where the owners rarely ever visit). Or it could create a regressive […]
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I’m sure this has no real significance or anything. President Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has retired as a federal appellate judge, ending an investigation into whether she violated judicial conduct rules by participating in fraudulent tax schemes with her siblings. The court inquiry stemmed from complaints filed last October, after an investigation by […]

Priorities

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On December 21, 2018

With Republicans about to lose the House majority, they had to take one last attempt to do the one thing that unites all Republicans–giving money to rich people. But the way this happened is the

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