Occupy the Budget

Occupy the Budget

Some lawmakers are trying to give America the cartoon image of a penniless hobo, circa 1932, with holes in his pants and nothing but a cold can of beans for dinner. We’re broke, they say, with no choice but to slash spending on public services. The truth is that...
Nuclear Turkeys

Nuclear Turkeys

By the time you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, the 12-member congressional supercommittee will have succeeded in meeting its November 23 deadline to approve a plan to shrink the budget deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Or it will have failed –...
Equal Taxation for Wealth and Work

Equal Taxation for Wealth and Work

America’s No. 1 problem is sluggish job growth. No. 2 is the explosive growth in the income gap between the favored few and the broad middle class. Fairly taxing income from wealth could make progress on both fronts. First, some background. President George W....
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