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Tax Incentives

Kentucky Lt. Governor Bashing the Study of History (updated April 9)

Don McNay | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics
Don McNay

I was stunned when Kentucky's Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton told the Eastern Kentucky University Progress (a paper that I wrote for from 1978 to 1980) that, "I would be looking for degrees that would land a job. I would not be studying history."

African Governments Aren't Taxing the Rich. Here's Why They Should

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The injustice of those with the most money not contributing to the public purse erodes the legitimacy of the whole system, leading those with less to feel even less willing to comply.

The TIF Illumination Project at Three

Tom Tresser | Posted 02.12.2016 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

On February 12 of 2013, the night of the State of the Union, a town meeting was held at the Chopin Theater in Chicago's Near West Side. The subject wa...

Why Companies Getting Tax Breaks Should Help Fight Senior Poverty

Daphne Mallory | Posted 08.01.2015 | Business
Daphne Mallory

With cuts to federal, state and local funding that would otherwise provide basic transportation, meal delivery and affordable housing to senior citizens, there are tremendous, dare I say, heroic opportunities to serve.

The One Dangerous Thing Philanthropy Has In Common With Big Oil And Banks

Democracy Journal | Gara LaMarche | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working years trying to raise mone...

4 Ways To Solve The Looming Retirement Crisis

Keosha Varela | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Retirement savings are key to building wealth, strengthening the middle class, and building a greater measure of financial security for Americans. Current US policies reward employers, financial institutions, and workers for saving, but millions remain outside of the system, resulting in a looming retirement security crisis.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Congress Should Renew Clean Energy Tax Incentives in 2014

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Phyllis Cuttino

In short, our country is cleaner, more prosperous, and more secure as a result of increased use of clean energy resources. But the recent progress is clouded by uncertainty surrounding long-term policy.

Do State Tax Incentives Really Work?

David Seiden | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David Seiden

Many people believe that tax incentives are at best, short-sighted and, at worst, having a negative economic affect on a state and local community.

Because They Can

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Aerospace workers in Washington State made a clear statement in favor of rising living standards. It's a rare pause in the middle class decline of the last 30 years.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

From Vikings to Game of Thrones: Ireland Evolves Into TV Production Destination

Maura Kelly | Posted 06.17.2013 | TV
Maura Kelly

Despite its current economic challenges, the creative industries in Ireland are going through "a special age" and the country is fast becoming a favorite destination for international co-productions.

Focus on Tax Incentives Throws New Jersey's Approach to Jobs Out of Balance

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 06.11.2013 | New York
Gordon MacInnes

What's our problem? If you listen to the state's leaders, the explanation is that New Jersey's taxes are too high and its government too big. If we just cut both tax rates and public services, the state will bounce back. At least that's what we're told... over and over again.

Nonprofit Leaders Testify To Keep Charitable Tax Breaks

The Nonprofit Times | Posted 02.15.2013 | Impact

Extending the charitable deduction to all taxpayers – not just itemizers – and allowing donations until April 15 to be counted in the previous tax...

The Incentive of Building Local

Michelle Long | Posted 12.14.2012 | Small Business
Michelle Long

When communities spend scarce funds attracting jobs that don't exist, everyone loses. The taxpayer, schools, local and private sector employers are out millions of dollars and have nothing to show for it. Are there any alternatives?

Governments Pay High Price For Tax Incentives

The New York Times | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

In the end, the money that towns across America gave General Motors did not matter....

Eight Tax Breaks, Loopholes That Won't Be Easy To Kill [Slideshow]

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

As part of his much-discussed tax plan, Mitt Romney has said he plans to eliminate or place caps on certain deductions and loopholes. The idea sounds ...

What Critics of Wind Power's Incentive Miss

Denise Bode | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Denise Bode

As the prospect of Congress extending wind energy's primary incentive, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), has grown in recent weeks, so have both support and criticism.

Arthur Delaney

Everyone Has The Same Lame Idea For Long-Term Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wants to create an incentive for businesses to hire the long-term unemployed, based on a program he launch...

Industrial Policies for Economic Development

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When a company comes to government, we should have conditions that encourage production to stick in our local economy. We should see a clear public good that raises the standard of living for workers and communities.

What Passes for a Big Idea in Washington? Stupid Tax Tricks.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Two factions within the White House have offered competing foolish tax plans.

To Owe or Be Owned -- Depends on How You Tax It

Ruud de Mooij | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Ruud de Mooij

The corporate tax code in the US creates a significant bias toward debt finance over equity. However we have come to realize that excessive debt is much more costly than we have always thought.

BRICs and Mortar -- Building Growth in Low-Income Countries

Dominique Desruelle | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dominique Desruelle

The so-called BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- could be a game changer for how low-income countries build their economic futures.

Elise Foley

Coburn, Conservative Group Feud Over Ethanol Subsidy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, one of three Republican members of a bipartisan group aiming to shrink the deficit, took aim on Tuesday at the conserva...