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Everyone's Business: Why the Private Sector should be Accountable to the Public

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The private sector should be held to the same standard of scrutiny that the government itself receives from the people, and corporate governance should be as much a matter of public debate and law as political governance.

Tax Cuts Won't Produce the Jobs New Jersey Needs

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

Cutting tax rates won't restore jobs and prosperity. We should be talking about the investments that will work, starting with preschool.

Perry Highlights Competitive Move By Jindal In Call For Tax Cuts

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, April 15 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday called for nearly $1.6 billion in tax cuts...

U.S. Should Give Tax Breaks to Immigrants Who Send Money Home

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Edwin Okong'o

Immigrants are more efficient than any organization -- foreign or domestic -- doing charitable work in the countries we come from. Yet, unlike charitable organizations, we can't deduct that money from our tax burden.

Taxman Uses Google Maps To Uncover More Than 100 Dodgers

AP | LIUDAS DAPKUS | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

VILNIUS, Lithuania — As soon as Google Maps Street View was rolled out in Lithuania earlier this year, tax authorities were ready. Sitting in t...

Study: U.S. Is One Of The Least Taxed Countries

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

While Republicans are quick to pounce on any proposals to raise taxes as a means of stimulating the economy, a new study finds that the U.S. collects ...

The Need Is High and the Funds Are Low

Sandi Vidal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Keeping in mind that these organizations are the places that help to lift people out of poverty and work to meet the emergency needs of the poor, unemployed, veterans, and those most in need of a hand up, the news from the sector is not warm and fuzzy.

Proportion of U.S. Students in Private Schools is 10 Percent and Declining

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

The attention given to private school issues in policy debates and news stories may leave the impression that private schools play a greater role in American education than they do.

Lockheed Martin at the Trough

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

At the very time when state governments are cutting back aid to low income women and their children (thanks to sequestration), the government of the State of Maryland seems en route to providing the Lockheed Martin Corporation with a handout worth millions of dollars.

When Is Federal Debt Not a Burden?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It is very basic economics 101. Just cutting spending doesn't reduce debt without also investing in future growth.

Principles of Taxation: Fair or Foul?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

The basic argument for moving away from an "income tax" is that the definitions and calculations are so fraught with interpretation and manipulation that they have lost relevance, not to mention the confidence of the tax-paying public.

Bro, Do You Even Sequester? The 3 Step Workout Plan for Deficit Reduction

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Valiant Lowitz

Normally we're not about giving away our lifting secrets, but with a looming sequestration deadline of March 1, it's time for everyone to get swoll and responsible with deficit reduction. Here's our 3 step workout plan.

Demand GOP Hostage Takers Put Down the Gun They Have Pointed at the American Economy

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This current manmade crisis is one in a series of Republican hostage-taking episodes. In each case the GOP threatens blow up the economy if it doesn't get what it wants. We simply can't allow the GOP to force its unpopular austerity proposals on the country through these undemocratic means.

The Most Important, Least Sexy Use of Tax Dollars

Ron Carlee | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Ron Carlee

A more productive conversation, however, will be future-oriented, focused on the investments needed to create and sustain a city's vision for its future. And, a recognition that sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

Michael McAuliff

Patty Murray: It's The Supply-Side Economics, Stupid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress gridlocked in debates over taxes and spending, the new chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ...

The Founding Fathers vs. Diet-Coke Democracy

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Nicolas Berggruen

Its time to update the genius of America's Founding Fathers to fit our present circumstances. If we can't manage to be equal to their spirit, the democracy they so carefully crafted is bound to falter.

Austerity Isn't the Solution, Economic Growth Is

Janis Bowdler | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

This is good news for Latino families. However, like all compromises, the deal leaves something to be desired. The fight to protect the interest of Hispanic workers, students, and households is not over.

The Myth of Living Beyond Our Means

Robert Reich | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The richest 400 Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million of us put together. The six Walmart heirs have more wealth than bottom 33 million American families combined. So why are we even contemplating cutting programs the middle class and poor depend on, and raising their taxes?

Dollars & Sense: How to Raise the Minimum Wage, Improve our Workforce and Cover the Cost

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The struggle to make ends meet and the incidental factors that accompany living in poverty conditions, such as sleep deprivation, poor health care, long commutes to work, lack of free time to further education, etc. -- all make it nearly impossible for such people to train themselves.

Why Obama's Gamble on the Debt Ceiling Depends on the GOP Being More Sane Than It Is

Robert Reich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The 2012 election has shaken the GOP, as have the post-fiscal cliff polls. Yet the Republican Party may not care what a majority of Americans thinks. The survival of individual members depends on primary victories, not general elections -- and their likely primary competitors are more to the right than they are.

Tax Reform? Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Henry J. Aaron | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Henry J. Aaron

It's worth understanding why tax reform succeeded in 1986 -- if only barely -- and what it will take for it to succeed in the future. Unfortunately, the job will be even harder this time.

The Myth of High Corporate Taxes

Allan Abramson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Allan Abramson

Facts are not in fashion right now. Argument by anecdote, by attack, by fear, by anger, and by falsehoods, all are preferable to dry facts. One example is the myth of high corporate taxes, and the corresponding call for lower corporate tax rates.

The President Should Seek More Advice From the Working Wounded

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, the rich and powerful try to insulate our presidents from the pain and suffering which results from unemployment or under-employment.

Why Wall Street's Happiness Won't Last

AP | By STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — When lawmakers delivered a long-delayed, last-minute agreement on the budget, Wall Street celebrated. And it would be easy to think ...

How The Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Cost The U.S. Trillions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Lawmakers’ last-minute fiscal cliff deal could cost the country big time. The agreement, which Congress passed Tuesday night, would boost the de...