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Yellen + Jackson Hole = More Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The evidence is mounting, if not already there, that some higher taxation -- including a streamlining of the various tax codes that eliminates the perks -- is needed to spur continued growth. But when will the politicians finally wake up to that fact?

California vs. Kansas

Harlan Green | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

In the great economic battle between pro-government and anti-government policies, California vs. Kansas has been the featured contest, and California has won.

Envy and Jealousy? Gag Me With a Silver Spoon

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

The argument goes that instead of being jealous, we all should be working in harmony together to create jobs and opportunity. Problem is, the deeply rich talk about building the economy but do almost nothing about it.

The Monopolists in My Back Yard

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Mary Manning Cleveland

One would think New York City officials would at least require detailed safety studies before allowing the new 30-inch line. Nope!

The Fine Print Misses the Mark

Michael K. Powell | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Michael K. Powell

Author David Cay Johnston won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his reporting on U.S. tax policy. But in his just released book, The Fine Print, Johnston falls woefully short of that standard in his attempt to critique the state of broadband in the U.S.

Paul Ryan Carpet-Bombed His District's Factories, Then Strafed First Aid Stations

Roger Bybee | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Roger Bybee

Before Paul Ryan was anointed as the Republican vice presidential candidate, Ryan reigned as the GOP's resident economic genius and "leading intellect...

More Than 100 Million Unnecessary Tax Returns Filed Each Year

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

By David Cay Johnston April 6 (Reuters) - On March 28, the U.S. Justice Department sought to close a nationwide chain ...

Johnston: Sovereign Governments Can't Go Broke In Their Own Currency

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By David Cay Johnston Jan 27 (Reuters) - The W...

Is It Time To Drop Income Taxes?

Reuters | David Cay Johnston | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By David Cay Johnston Jan 6 (Reuters) - This i...

What's The Secret To China's Success?

Reuters | David Cay Johnston | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

While China sees growth and taxes as circulatory economics each needing the other, America imagines taxes as bleeding the economy....

With a Tax Deal Imminent...

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

With a tax deal imminent, here are some things worth knowing, from Zero Hedge: "When anyone starts lecturing you that the US has the highest tax rate in the industrialized world, just turn around and walk away."

Should Obama Wait For GOP To Cave On Bush Tax Cuts?

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama should stand his ground on tax cuts and wait for the GOP to cave, David Cay Johnston writes (hat tip to Morning Money). Johnston, the...

New Figures Detail Depth Of Unemployment Misery, Lower Earnings For All But Super Wealthy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: The numbers that form the basis for the story below are "erroneous." Bloomberg News reports that on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, the Social Security ...

Dumping the Tea Party in the Harbor Requires A Boycott and Real Campaign Finance Reform

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

It is time to tell the Tea Party that the party's over. Yeah, everyone in Washington sucks. They're all on the take to special interests. Bringing us ...

It's the Tax Cuts and Wars, Stupid

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Sirota

If you are genuinely concerned about deficits, then you should be concerned not about domestic spending, but about spending on the Bush tax cuts and wars. That's the real tax and spend story that conservatives don't want told.

President Obama, Ronald Reagan and Our Fraying Social Contract

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

If Obama continues to defer excessively to pedigree, expertise and privilege, he will doom to failure his most forceful promise during the campaign: to "heal" the deepest "divisions" in society.

GOP Favors Public Option for Property, Not People

David Cay Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Cay Johnston

The bias in favor of property over people should be ended with all deliberate speed by raising the standard for people to that of property. A public option would be one small step in that direction.