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Tyler Kingkade

CHART: Poverty Is Up, But The Poor Are Paying The Most Taxes | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly released U.S. Census data reveal that poverty levels have skyrocketed, but in most states, the tax systems disproportionally burde...

Simon Johnson: Tax Reform The Answer To U.S. Debt Crisis

New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Three views emerge on whether the United States will default on its government debts, as I talk to people on and close to Capitol Hill. The first is, ...

Cutting Taxes Will Boost Entrepreneurship: Kauffman Foundation

Tim Kane | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Tim Kane

What's the secret sauce for job creation? Step one is to identify who actually creates jobs (hint: entrepreneurs). Step two is to find the best way to stimulate them.

Issues to Contemplate

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The tax code was created to help the rich become richer and should be junked. If the public really knew how they are being abused, we might see a call for the guillotine.

Amanda Terkel

2012 GOP Contender Pushes For Flat Tax | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an address to the Detroit Economic Club billed as a "major economic speech" by his office, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) laid out his visi...

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).

Jane Norton Is Calamity Jane, Not Pink Elephant

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

Sarah Palin recently dubbed Colorado GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton as one of the "stampede of pink elephants" heading toward Washington, D.C.

Flat Tax Lessons From Bulgaria

GlobalPost | Douglas H. Paal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOFIA, Bulgaria �" American economist Alvin Rabushka keeps the flags of about 30 nations�" mostly post-communist countries like Bulgaria and Slova...

Does Hong Kong Have the World's Best Health Care System?

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Lewis

Hong Kong's 6 million people are one of the healthiest populations in the world. The life expectancy is 84 for women and 78 for men, the second-highest worldwide.


Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

A flat tax is regressive, adversely affects the poorest the worst, and rejects the notion that those who are most able should contribute more to the perpetuation of an equitable and just society.

Schwarzenegger Suggests State Consider Flat Tax

Los Angeles Times | Michael Rothfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that he would like to see such "radical" proposals come out of a commission now studying an overhaul of the stat...

Dear President Obama: Please Don't Pretend

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

I've thought a lot about if and when I get my 10 minutes with President Obama, what will I ask, what would I cover? There's so much to go over, so many wrongs that need immediate right-ing.

John McCain's Flat Tax October Surprise

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

I think John McCain is planning our terror. I think John McCain is going to pitch the Flat Tax. Dangerous? Erratic? Crazy? You mean, as opposed to Vice President Miss Wasilla?