Archive for the ‘Trade/Foreign Policy’ Category

Pushing back on “quarterly capitalism” and incentivizing more investment

July 21st, 2015

Interesting news out of the HRC campaign yesterday. They’re considering tweaking the capital gains tax rate schedule to incent more patient holdings and push back on what they call “quarterly capitalism.” Though they haven’t formally announced anything, they’re talking about raising the top rate on assets held for the medium term from its current 24%… Read more

No debt forgiveness in the Greek deal, as austerians announce Phyrrhic victory

July 13th, 2015

There’s still much to learn about re the (heart-) breaking news re what looks like a terribly harsh and austere deal to keep Greece in the eurozone, but this ‘graf from the NYT story is, if not unexpected, really unfortunate: But any easing of Greece’s debt repayment obligations would not include something Greece had previously made… Read more