An Anti-Poverty Program That Makes It Pay to Work

An Anti-Poverty Program That Makes It Pay to Work

Imagine a government-funded anti-poverty tool that encouraged people to work. Now imagine that it’s popular with both Democrats and Republicans, in red states and blue. Turns out we’ve had just such a tool since 1975: the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC....
How Tax-Dodging Billionaires Use Farmers as Props

How Tax-Dodging Billionaires Use Farmers as Props

After this summer, President Trump and the Republican Congress have one big item on their agenda: taxes. Specifically, cutting them for the rich. One tax they’ve got in their crosshairs is the estate tax — which they malign as “the death tax.” But...
A Tale of Two Beaches

A Tale of Two Beaches

This summer, a heroic group of good samaritans rescued nine stranded swimmers at a Florida beach by forming a human chain. Initially, two young boys were stranded in the ocean by a rip current. As adults swam out to try to save them and couldn’t return to shore...
The Tax Plan Moms Need

The Tax Plan Moms Need

During his speech announcing that the U.S. is ditching the Paris climate accords, President Trump took a strange detour to declare “our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it’s doing very well. I think a lot of people will be very...