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Marginal Tax Rates

How the Rich Got Even Richer

Jon Wisman | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Jon Wisman

Skyrocketing CEO pay has been much in the news for some time. Sky-high paychecks are identified as one of the principal causes of the explosion in inequality over the past 40 years.

How Did We Reduce World War II Debt?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a productive way to pay down the federal and consumer debt loads, instead of the austerity policies currently in vogue both here and in Europ...

Shedding Light on Advance Pricing Agreements

Jeremy Scott | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Jeremy Scott

U.S. multinationals, or at least some of them, aren't paying that much tax. Their marginal tax rates are falling, and lawmakers and the public are starting to notice.

Jason Linkins

Grover Norquist's NCAA Bracket Is Already Busted All To Hell | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Why on earth did Americans For Tax Reform's Grover Norquist take No. 14 seed Valparaiso to the Final Four in his NCAA Bracket? Because of taxes, natch...

Jason Linkins

New York Times Reporters Do Not Understand How Marginal Tax Rates Work | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media

For whatever reason, an article titled "Investors Rush to Beat Threat of Higher Taxes" was published by The New York Times despite the fact that it c...

You Know Who Else Needed to Learn 'How to Be an American?' Dwight Eisenhower!

Will Bunch | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

John Sununu made an interesting point, and it certainly got me to thinking. Eisenhower spent several years honing his un-Americanism at the Ivy League's "Columbia boutique," where he set the stage for the future schooling of his comrade-in-arms, Barack Hussein Obama.

Of Job Creators and the Tax Myth: An Inverse Truth

Tony Phillips | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Tony Phillips

The fact is that America's real job creators (for better or worse) are not small businesses but enormous corporations whose hiring and firing affects people by the tens of thousands.

Rich Karlgaard's Lies About Obama

William K. Black | Posted 04.18.2012 | Media
William K. Black

I hereby nominate Karlgaard and "cold loathing" friends as the charter members of Christians Against Morality, Equity, Liberty, and Same-sex marriage (CAMELS). All meetings will be held at "Eye of the Needle" bar, however, so entry is likely to prove impossible for the charter members.

Jason Linkins

USA Today Fails 'Math For Grownups' | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

Laura Laing is the author of a book called Math For Grownups. Gregory Connolly is an ostensibly grown-up journalist, tasked by USA Today to summarize some "tips" from Laing's book. But in his summary, Connolly doesn't seem to get how taxes work.

War and Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The battle in Congress over taxes is -- historically -- unprecedented and unAmerican. We are in a time of war! Our government sent our young men and...

The Rich Can Finally Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

There is clearly room to increase taxes on higher earners. But instead of attempting to increase top marginal rates to extremely high levels, let's utilize the Alternative Minimum Tax to move the effective and marginal rates closer together.

CHART: America's Descending Marginal Tax Rates

Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

By Catherine Mulbrandon (Click picture to enlarge) Green line is the top marginal rate for married couples filing j...

The Taxing Debate Over Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

The arguments on taxes are fraught with myths and lies. They distort the real issue confronting us -- declining tax receipts and a rapidly rising deficit.

Letter to My Son

Bill Budinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Budinger

Can Americans rise above their immediate self interest and do what needs to be done?