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Progressive Taxation

People Are Happier In Countries Where The Rich Pay Higher Taxes: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Detractors of Warren Buffett take note: The more a country taxes its richest citizens, the happier everyone in that country will be. Such are the f...

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, ...

AARP Spins to Defend Support for Cutting Social Security

Daniel Marans | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

It's bad enough that AARP is betraying the wishes of its members and throwing its support behind Social Security benefit cuts. Doing it under the false pretense that benefit cuts are inevitable is even worse.

Five Progressive Tax Increases That Washington Won't Talk About

Daniel Marans | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Did you know that millionaires and billionaires only make payroll tax contributions on earnings of $106,800? If you didn't, it could be because you are among the 94% of American earners who make less than that amount.

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.

Finding the Good in the 'Good Old Days'

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

Sometimes we can move forward by turning the political clock back -- if we know exactly where to stop.

The Tax That Turned Ronald Reagan Right

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

What changed the labor advocate -- with enough street cred to get elected president of Hollywood's actors union -- into a labor basher extraordinaire? According to Reagan himself, the federal income tax.

Using the Bush-Era Tax Windfall to Save Our Cities and States

Brad Lander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

The NY City Council's Progressive Caucus has introduced a plan to place a temporary city/state income tax surcharge on the wealthiest -- precisely the amount of the tax windfall they will get under the new tax plan.

Conservatives Want to Live on Monopoly Money

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Do today's economic conservatives actually want to live in a functional society, or are they striving for an economy that runs on Monopoly Money?

A Deficit in Their Thinking

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives can't ignore America's projected budget deficits. We need a proactive strategy -- focused on rebuilding a broadly prosperous economy -- to push back on the conservative deficit hawks.

Dismantling America's Largest Public University System

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The Empowerment and Innovation Act, which soon will be voted on by the New York State legislature, would have a devastating impact on the SUNY system.

Taxing the Rich

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

The passage of the Oregon's tax-the-rich ballot propositions is one more indication that most believe the vast wealth in the hands of individuals and corporations should be drawn upon to promote the public welfare.

Back to the Gilded Age!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

A little over nine years ago (December 12, 2000) the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intervened in the disputed presidential election betwe...

Who Should Pay for Health Insurance Reform?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"Much has been given" to those Americans at the pinnacle of wealth. So it is only fair that "much will be required" when it comes to helping pay for health insurance for those who can't otherwise afford it.

The AIG Bonus Clawback Bill Won't Work -- Here's What Will

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

Concentrating on bonuses for employees at firms which have been bailed out misses the point. It's not just those firms whose employees need to be taxed heavier, it's everyone.

We Have Plenty Of Money -- The Rich Are Killing Us

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

While our country is disintegrating, the rich are hiding. They are hiding behind a decades-long ideology that paralyzes the political system from being serious about what the rich should pay.

Obama's Economic Plan

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Regrettably, the road kill of Obama's reckless rhetoric and policies is not the rich taxpayer, but the entire American economy.

Barack Obama's America

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

What Obama offers, in substance and in spirit, is a radical departure from the principles of the American Dream that has defined our nation over the last two centuries.

It's Time For A Mild Dose Of Progressive Taxation

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Coates

On any one day, there is only so much money to go round. If the folks in the big office keep taking so much more than their fair share, it is the rest of those they employ who suffer. It is time to hike up taxes on the super-rich.