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Estate Taxes

GOP Makes Powerful Case for Huge Inheritance Tax Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As Republicans are so agitated about maintaining incentives (for others) to work their fingers to the bone, should we not increase the inheritance tax to preserve the financial incentives for wealthy heirs to work?

What About Unmarried Equality?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Bella DePaulo

When I saw the Prop 8 plaintiffs huddled around the cell phone, hearing the President of the United States personally congratulating them on their rol...

Report: Rich Congressmen More Likely To Oppose This Tax

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

If you suspect that lawmakers advocate for their own interests, the findings of a new study may confirm your suspicions. Wealthier Congressmen are...

Are Repubs Losing Their Religion?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The fiscal-cliff deal was far from perfect -- but don't sniff at a serious surrender from the GOP....

Lousy Deal on the Edge of the Cliff

Robert Reich | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The deal emerging from the Senate is a lousy one. Let me count the ways.

Inheritance Taxes Need to Be Raised Substantially

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Allan Brawley

It is noteworthy that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are proposing increases in the estate tax. As always, the latter are putting forth their usual lame arguments for lowering or eliminating it.

Why Progressives Should Want to End the Estate Tax, Too

Scott Drenkard | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC
Scott Drenkard

One of the less talked about components of "Fiscal Cliff" that will have to be considered by lawmakers before the end of the year is the pending hike in the estate tax.


Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Finance and the Good Society is a timely and on the whole persuasive reminder that the institutions of capitalism have the capacity to spread democracy, prosperity and greater equality.

CHARTS: 10 Ways America Has Become A Low-Tax Country

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

Whether a country has high taxes or low taxes would seem to be a straightforward question. Yet in the United States, the debate rages on. This wee...

Sanctimonious Commander-in-Brief

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Democrats must hold their ground and reject this lopsided, deficit building, compromise legislation if they are to survive a Republican onslaught of lies in two years.

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.