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August 27, 2014

So Much for the European Model


Americans in almost every income class are better off than their European counterparts.

August 14, 2014

The Corporate Tax Mess Is Worse than You Thought


Focusing on our too-high corporate tax rate doesn’t tell the whole story—our corporate tax code also imposes enormous compliance costs on the U.S. economy.

August 7, 2014

More Taxes? Gulp! Or Maybe Big Gulp.


This November the residents of Berkeley, California, will vote on a first-of-its-kind tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages. Instead of offering saccharine speeches and sweet promises these pro-tax, government-control activists should be honest with their constituents.

July 31, 2014

Inverting the Inversion Discussion


It’s time to invert the discussion about inversions: It’s about a bad tax code, not bad companies.

July 24, 2014

The Senate's Plan to Increase Your Taxes


Why would senators want to levy a large tax increase on their own citizens when times are already tough for too many? Good question.

July 21, 2014

The Undead Death Tax


Burying the undead death tax would be one of the 113th Congress’s best legacies.

July 2, 2014

With Ex-Im, Congress Should be Pro-Market, not Pro-Business


Free market means opposing crony capitalism rather than defending it.

June 25, 2014

Pugilistic Manner or Performance Management?


Instead of tax reform Congress seems insistent on blame, negative reinforcement and abdicating responsibility.

June 19, 2014

Moving from Pigou to Government Control


There is little, if any, room in the tax code for taxes conceived as a means to influence behavior. However, a conversation about using the tax code as means to control citizens does seem to correctly involve cow waste.

May 28, 2014

What's Wrong with the Middle Class? Uncertainty, Taxes and Low Growth


Given the years of handwringing and little in the way of results, one might believe the reason the middle class is under greater stress is a mystery, but in fact the reason is clear.

 

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