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Emanuel on Letterman: Chicago Mayor "Best Job Ever'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Hear Emanuel's response and his thoughts on gun control, Syria and running a president's staff -- plus a pretty good impression of his former boss, Bill Clinton -- in the video.

A Fair Tax for Progressives

Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Mark J. Perry and Robert Dell

The current tax code destroys wealth and diminishes wealth creation excessively, but it does not effectively tax wealth (in the sense of raising revenue). The FairTax would tax spending from wealth in addition to fostering more wealth creation.

The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax

Robert Reich | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Simple fairness requires three things: More tax brackets at the top, higher rates in each bracket, and the treatment of all sources of income (capital gains included) exactly the same.

People Are Happier In Countries Where The Rich Pay Higher Taxes: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Detractors of Warren Buffett take note: The more a country taxes its richest citizens, the happier everyone in that country will be. Such are the f...

Debunking the Family Budget Analogy

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The national deficit won't be cured through a deficit of corporate responsibility. When freeloading members of our national fiscal family aren't paying their fair share, we're in deep trouble -- we have a dysfunctional family. A balanced budget starts with a balanced pay-in.

A Big VAT Lie

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I speak of the "value-added tax," or "VAT." Republicans are horrified that President Obama has a secret plan to pass this tax, and are shouting from the rooftops (of the nearest Fox News building).