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The Economist exclaims best selling author Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs. I distill his summary down by 60% in word count to three half paragraphs - pure economic's ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 08:30 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
I know many here do not like to visit Huffington Post, but this article by Ryan Grim may be worth making an exception.
by HoundDog
Comment Count 58 comments on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 04:18 PM PDT with 187 Recommends
I was reading Paul Krugman's blog this morning (lots of good stuff there on inequality, like Money and Class and The ...
by TomP
Comment Count 221 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:47 AM PST with 324 Recommends
Earlier this week, Judge Jean Boyd of Forth Worth, Texas, decided that 16-year-old Ethan Crouch, who had killed four people during a drunk driving incident, should not go to jail because he suffers ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Originally posted at Talk to Action. This post is reworked from one I wrote during last year's presidential election campaign entitled, Is Redistribution Marxism? No, Just Good Catholic Doctrine! . �
by Frank Cocozzelli
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 03:00 AM PST with 29 Recommends
Is it too soon to joke about raising the tax rate on the top 1% from 0% to something more reasonable, like 75%?
by Sweller3
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:53 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I first published this in May 2009 at Yahoo Voices . Sadly it's still relevant. The original title was Why We Pay Taxes.
by ramara
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 03:04 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Cross posted at Working Man Radio . If you like this diary, recommend it, like the video and then share it. It's one of those perennial questions raised by rightwing ideologues. "Why should the ...
by Conceptual Guerilla
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:50 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Tax policy, and the tax code has grown into an impenetrable nightmare of allowances, exemptions, credits and loopholes. So complex is it that even in my very simple ...
by twigg
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 05:31 PM PST with 16 Recommends
There is a good editorial in the New York Times today. Over the next four years, tax reform, done right, could be a cure for much of what ails the economy. Higher taxes, raised progressively , ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:04 PM PST with 92 Recommends
I swear that I will support any and all tax increases on the wealthy and oppose any and all top-level tax cuts until every public service in America is completely free of charge and accessible, ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM PST with 9 Recommends
As far as I know, there was never any economic justification for the Bush tax cuts to begin with, and even those who advocated them used the fact that they were temporary as a fig leaf for passing ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 09:31 PM PST with 32 Recommends
As far as I'm concerned, we have not only a mandate, but a responsibility to restore the reasonable financial obligations of the wealthiest Americans toward their country that existed before the ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:59 AM PST with 51 Recommends
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by Frank Cocozzelli
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 05:47 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday Evening TGIF festivities.... In 2011 there were 6 tax brackets. 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%. MARRIED FILING JOINTLY 2011 FEDERAL TAX BRACKETS • ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 02:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The United States faces a $15.6 trillion national debt -- a debt that was largely brought about over the last 10 years by Bush Administration policies which included two wars, huge tax breaks for ...
by US Senator Bernie Sanders
Comment Count 75 comments on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM PDT with 301 Recommends
I've heard it multiple times recently on Diane Rehm's radio show. A "Buffett Rule" like the one President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Speech would mean taxing capital gains at a 30% ...
by TallForAHobbit
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 08:23 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Adjusted for inflation median income for men was lower in 2010 than in 1970. In 2010 $36,676 while in 1970- $36,838. Thats right guys, we haven't even been able to keep up with inflation, we haven't ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 01:23 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
High tax rates on Corporations, Capital gains, Estate and Income tax were not about any Robin Hood scheme. Those tax rates were about assembling a policy structure that encouraged a stable society, ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 81 comments on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 04:31 PM PDT with 107 Recommends
Many have wondered why poor and middle-class American's are so reluctant to tax the rich, or favor more progressive tax policies, that raise taxes on the rich. Some speculate that the poor believe ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 07:36 PM PDT with 17 Recommends