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A Brief History of America's Attitude Toward Taxes

Roger Martin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

The changing attitudes toward and laws around income taxes has been a major driver of the rise of America's modern talent-based, knowledge economy.

We Cannot Solve Income Inequality Without Tax Reform

Martin Lobel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Martin Lobel

Although Apple has over $102.2 billion of profits offshore, it decided to borrow $17 billion to pay dividends because doing so was "tax advantaged." Does that give you an indication of how our tax policies have skewed the market?

Apple At Center Of Corporate Tax Fight

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

By Andy Sullivan, Gabriel Debenedetti and Poornima Gupta WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - For years, Apple Inc kept a low profile in Wa...

New Study Debunks '47 Percent' Claim

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

A new study further debunks the widely-held conservative notion that lower-income Americans pay little-to-no taxes while the rich shell out more than ...

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.

Radical Reform of the Tax System Is Urgently Needed

Allan Brawley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Allan Brawley

Is what I am proposing pretty radical and does it face an uphill battle in Congress? Absolutely. But the stakes are enormous for the country and nickel-and-dime tinkering with the tax system will not fix the problem.

A Time Bomb of a Tax Code

Christopher Bergin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money
Christopher Bergin

If Congress and the president do nothing about our tax system between now and the end of the year, here are just a few things in the tax law that will blow up.

How The Tax System Became 'Complex' And 'Often Arbitrary'

The Wall Street Journal | JOHN STEELE GORDON | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

Whether the "millionaires and billionaires" are actually paying their fair share of taxes is a matter for the electorate to decide. After all, fairnes...

National Association of Manufacturers Blasts ... American Manufacturing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why is America's National Association of Manufacturers echoing the Cato Institute's views against American manufacturing? Has this organization lost its way? Do NAM members know about this?