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3 Reasons To Visit Argentina Now

Travelzoo | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel

Whether it's a visit to the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, the mountains of Patagonia or the Mendoza wine region, Argentina has a lot to offer....

Sorry, But the U.S. Does Indeed Have a VAT Problem

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

A number of commentators (here, here, here) have recently tried to deny that America has a VAT (Value-Added Tax) problem that's harming our trade bala...

What-Is-Art Questions These Days Get Answered by Courtroom Judges

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.17.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A lot of art world questions that might normally be the purview of art critics, curators, dealers, historians and artists themselves increasingly are being decided these days in courtrooms by judges.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Why It's Time For a National Sales Tax

Gene Marks | Posted 04.24.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The VAT works well in nearly every other developed nation and it can work just as well here. It would replace our current, complicated and frustrating sales tax system with something much more simplified.


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

No longer in Washington, I try to withhold judgment. But when the best of writers, E.J. Dionne in the Washington Post, writes: "America is not in dec...


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Listening to Morning Joe, one would think that Corporate America was responsible for jobs. Corporate America is responsible for profits. The government is responsible for jobs

Understanding Our Dilemma

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

One preconceived notion is that tax reform closes loopholes and increases revenues. I've been through three tax reforms in my 38 years in the Senate and each time we've lost revenues.

Favoring China

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Fundamental to an industrial policy is a Value Added Tax that's rebated on exports. The Corporate Tax is not.

Righting the Wrongs

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama can right his campaign wrongs by getting the Value Added Tax introduced in Congress and debated. If it passes, he'll be on easy street.

Jumpstarting the Economy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We are offshoring jobs faster than we can create them. We keep stimulating or bailing the economy boat as fast as we can but ignore the offshore hole in the bottom.

Making Romney Electable

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States needs to develop an industrial policy to make Corporate America want to invest and create jobs in our country.

Untying the Knot

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Budget rhetoric in Washington is askew. Instead of discussing taxes we ought to be discussing the merit of programs and how to pay for them. But programs are never debated.

A Grown-Up Conversation About the Corporate Tax

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

Higher corporate taxes do not reduce corporate capital formation. They shift it abroad. The result is domestic job losses and lower domestic wages.

Building the Economy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

How do you think government builds a strong economy? Paying its bills, incentives and enforcing its trade laws to protect investment.


Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

If the president would campaign on competing in globalization he not only could save his reelection, he could save the country.

Lazy Is Not Our Problem

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Instead of making our tax laws competitive, President Obama continues the tax benefit to off-shore or get rid of jobs. Instead of enforcing our trade laws, like he is sworn to do, the president ignores them.

Occupy's Cause

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The people have lost control of their government. Wall Street, the big banks, and Corporate America are the biggest contributors to the re-election of the Congress, and their lobbyists have seized control.

Republicans Attack Cain's 9-9-9 Plan

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Cain is fighting hard, but he will fail. "I'm going to raise taxes on 84 percent of America!" is not the best way to get elected in this country, and it is definitely not the way to win a GOP primary.

Shameful Conduct

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama bails the economy boat as fast as he can with tax cuts and infrastructure, but fails to plug the off shore hole in the sinking economy. Shameful conduct! Not on Wall Street, but in Washington.

Getting Money for That

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president and all in Congress agree on creating jobs -- in China. They get money for that.

Flatten Your Belly!

Penny Love | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Belly fat comes in two different forms. One is slightly annoying and fairly harmless.

Which Country's Mega-Rich Want To Pay Higher Taxes?

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal Warren Buffett is playing well in France. A group of 16 of the richest people in France has signed a ...

The Grand Charade

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Don't give us a long-term plan for future Congresses to pay the debt. Start paying it. Cut out the politics and replace the corporate tax with a 6% VAT. Cut spending and start paying for government.

GE Versus The NYT: Who Pays More Taxes? | David Cay Johnston | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business

Just as the individual income tax falls more heavily on the affluent than the super-rich, so too does the corporate income tax. The giants of American...