A Wall Street Powerhouse Attorney Talks Sense

A Wall Street Powerhouse Attorney Talks Sense

With April 15 fast approaching, Americans are naturally thinking about taxes. But most of us won’t be thinking about them the same way our forebears once did. Over the past half-century, our nation has witnessed a profound transformation in attitudes toward...
Under-Taxing the Rich Is Uncivilized

Under-Taxing the Rich Is Uncivilized

Please don’t fret about paying taxes. They’re your most productive investment. As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. noted more than a century ago, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” Tax cuts may bring some temporary...
How Should We Confront the Corporate Greed Grab?

How Should We Confront the Corporate Greed Grab?

In America today, The New York Times reports, we’re living in “a golden age” — for corporate profits. These earnings have been soaring at a 20 percent annual clip. In fact, to find a year when corporations were grabbing as great a share of...
A Triumph of Sewage and Stench

A Triumph of Sewage and Stench

Just over a year ago, the Costa Concordia, a Carnival Cruise ocean liner, ran aground on an Italian reef. Thirty-two died. “We expect to fully recover from the ship incident,” the subsequent Carnival annual report told shareholders. Earlier this month,...