Topic: Taxation

UStreasury

Dear Billionaires, the US Treasury Awaits Your Voluntary Contribution

– July 1, 2019

The opportunity to voluntarily tax yourself at rates you so choose is available to you via the US Treasury. 

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tariffsahead

No, Mr. President, Tariffs Do Not Cause Prosperity

– May 5, 2019

The prospect that the US president would conclude that tariffs cause growth has always been the downside of good economic numbers. Good performance of the macroeconomy only encourages his worst instincts to impose more harmful trade policies.

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vapinggirl

If You Try to Quit the Habit, We’ll Tax You

– April 29, 2019

Unfortunately, these foolish mistakes will be made on the back of smokers who may get to switch away from tobacco.

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taxburden

Punitive Taxation of America’s Richest

– April 24, 2019

Taken together, the top quintile of earners, representing 53 percent of total income, paid 70 percent of all federal taxes, or 17 percentage points above their fair share.

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hippocrates

Economists Should First Do No Harm

– March 8, 2019

We ought to attack the true root cause of inequality — that is, rent-seeking. This is far more productive than redistributing the rents that the rent-seekers captured.

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amazonny

The Amazon Deal Was An Outrage From the Beginning

– February 15, 2019

There is never any good reason for government to subsidize a private company. Such handouts are appalling in their cronyism, in addition to being a sign of economic ignorance.

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PM_0214

The Real History of the American Income Tax

– February 14, 2019

Income tax history provides many lessons on both the effects and perils of high rates.

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snowman

These Shutdowns Devastate the Credibility of Government

– February 1, 2019

The problem is not a single program or regulation. It’s the complete paradigm of a state that knows no limits to its power. That paradigm has gradually faded. Another will take its place. 

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fishy

These Inequality Statistics are Fishy

– January 31, 2019

Given the high levels of uncertainty surrounding inequality measurement and ongoing improvements to each technique, common sense should caution us against adopting a sweeping tax code overhaul based on such an ambiguous and disputed statistical record.

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CO2sign

Why A Carbon Tax Won’t Work in the Real World

– January 18, 2019

Carbon taxes may sound like an efficiency improvement in the abstract, but their political implementation is a mess.

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baitswitch

Targeted Tax Incentives: Perverse and Ineffective

– January 17, 2019

Often firms that receive these targeted incentives are subject to little or no accountability, and they rarely create the number of jobs or the hourly wage rates they promise.

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ocasio

The Sneaky Ways that the Democratic House Can Raise Taxes

– January 11, 2019

The Democrats who just took control of the House of Representatives have already implemented changes to House rules so that if they decide to act on Ocasio-Cortez’s idea to jack up the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent, no procedural obstructions will block their way.

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