August 17, 2017
Should Online Platforms Collect Sales Tax For Third-Party Sellers? Yesterday morning (at 3:12 AM) President Trump Tweeted this: "Amazon is doing great damage to tax...
August 16, 2017
With state governments struggling with budget problems , governors and their legislatures are searching for ways to raise funds without raising voter ire. Unlike personal...
August 15, 2017
Policy makers often act like tax cuts are free lunches that can make everyone better off. But over the long run, tax cuts must be...
August 22, 2017
The tax outline proposed by President Trump last April, built around a 15 percent business tax rate, has three deep flaws: It could add more...
August 10, 2017
How fast will the US economy grow? When mainstream forecasters consult their crystal balls, they typically see real economic growth around 2 percent annually over...
August 9, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office is always under pressure to do something differently, usually by lawmakers trying to get a more favorable budget score for their...
August 4, 2017
While policy makers and news headlines focus on debates about health care and tax policy, the U.S. fiscal outlook remains troubling and is a constraint...
August 2, 2017
When the middle class was suffering from the ravages of the Great Depression, demagogues of the right and left blamed easy scapegoats and offered populist...
August 2, 2017
Oregon, one of five states with no sales tax, just passed an excise tax on bicycles to help fund trail maintenance and improvement. That decision generated a good bit of controversy, and as a bicycle-riding, trail-loving taxpayer, I wondered why a bicycle tax that supports bicycle trail use is so contentious.
August 1, 2017
Senate Democrats today reached out, after a fashion, to their Republican colleagues over tax reform. They said they’d be willing to work on bipartisan legislation...