Amity Shlaes says that anyone who wants to block tax increases before it's too late ought to support Paul Ryan's budget plan.
This report focuses on the global issues relating to tax rate differentials between the United States and other countries. It provides tax rate comparisons; discusses policy implications, including the effect of a corporate rate cut on revenue, output, and national welfare; and discusses the outlook for and consequences of a revenue neutral corporate tax reform.
American companies are often paying far less than the official federal corporate tax rate of 35 percent, David Leonhardt of the New York Times writes in this article. The official rate is higher than in almost any other country, which forces companies to devote enormous time and effort to finding loopholes.
Due to an increasing U.S. Federal government deficit many groups now argue for the institution of a national value-added tax (VAT) to increase government revenue. James M. Bickley of the Congressional Research Service examines the plausibility of enacting such a plan.
Amity Shlaes says that over the long term low-tax places tend to grow faster.
The Obama administration's compromise tax deal with Senate Republicans highlights ongoing debate about potential tradeoffs between tackling U.S. debt and bolstering the U.S. economic recovery.
Amity Shlaes argues that the payroll tax cut for 2011 jeopardizes U.S. growth in the longer run. When a showcase contract like Social Security is compromised, citizens' faith in other contracts, public or private, begins to fray and their willingness to invest or hire weakens.
William Galston of the Financial Times takes a look at the logic behind Obama's tax cut compromise.
Amity Shlaes discusses the problems associated with the return of the estate tax.
Amity Shlaes discusses the progressive tax structure.
Amity Shlaes offers three economic suggestions that would help Republicans earn back voters' trust.
CQ staff writer Richard Rubin examines how tax codes drain the federal budget.
In the face of a weak job market in the near term and an unsustainable budget deficit over the longer term, Peter Orszag argues that we should extend the Bush-era tax cuts for two years and then end them altogether.
Amity Shlaes comments on current "tax brawls" among U.S. states.
Amity Shlaes criticizes President Barack Obama's experiment of government expansion.
Amity Shlaes criticizes the argument that we must choose between keeping the Bush tax rates and economic recovery. The nation's real ailment comes from entitlements.
Amity Shlaes discusses the tendency of lawmakers to link taxes to a social purpose.
Amity Shlaes compares 'Robin Hood' to the Tea Party movement.
The IMF's proposals to tax the banks will be popular, but are incomplete.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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