Archive for the ‘Tax Policy’ Category

Slides from this AM’s talk to social work educators

October 24th, 2014

I told the (totally awesome) audience at the Tampa, FL meeting of the Council on Social Work Education that I’d post my presentation ASAP. Here it is. A few clarifications. YOYO=you’re on your own WITT=we’re in this together In case the video doesn’t work, go here and start at 1:40. And h/t to Chuck Sheketoff for… Read more

Book Review: Edward Kleinbard’s “We Are Better Than This.”

October 8th, 2014

When it comes to fiscal policy—government taxes and spending—there’s a lot we Americans get wrong. We think we’re taxed a lot more heavily than our counterparts in other countries. If we’re conservative, we think any bump up in tax rates will have terrible unintended consequences. If we’re liberal, we insist on progressivity—higher tax rates on… Read more

Highly misleading ads disguised as articles at the WaPo

October 3rd, 2014

I’m a big fan of the WaPo, not to mention a contributor (to the very cool and eclectic PostEverything section) and a long-time subscriber. So it really took me aback to see this so-called “sponsor generated content” masquerading as a Post-produced infographic on corporate tax rates. In fact, it’s nothing more than erroneous propaganda placed there by… Read more