Joseph Stiglitz With Bill Moyers on Fair Taxes

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Joseph Stiglitz sits down with Bill Moyers to talk taxation for all, fair taxation for all, including cracking down on the mega tax-dodging corporations such as GE, Pfizer, and Merck. Stiglitz just published a White Paper on the subject.


At the Corner of Lawful & Shameful: Walgreens Considers Becoming a Foreign Company to Avoid U.S. Taxes

By: Friday May 2, 2014 6:43 am

Walgreens portrays itself as America’s pharmacy, located in communities across the country “at the corner of happy & healthy.” But if a group of hedge funds gets its way, Walgreens could become a “foreign” corporation for tax purposes – operating at the intersection of lawful and shameful.

Top 10 Reasons to Increase Tax Credits for Low-Income Wisconsin Households

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 6:10 pm

1. Increased income tax breaks would help low income families.

Late Night: Crappy New Year

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 8:00 pm

On the bright side, David Gregory will finally fail at least laterally, and I’ll drink to that.

The Facts of Life: “We’re Not Broke!”

By: Saturday July 20, 2013 5:20 pm

Recent events show a complete and thorough disconnect between the speeches by President Obama and Democrats in Congress and the actual legislative priorities and bills passed.

There is a scene “The Facts of Life” in the musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” based on the characters by Charles Schultz. The scene starts with Lucy van Pelt telling Linus her little brother “These are fir trees. This is where we get furs from.” The scene ends with Linus asking his older sister “Why is Charlie Brown banging his head against the wall?”

You may have heard this one before

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 1:30 am

The only solution to the problems caused by austerity is more austerity.

The Unspeakable Peter Opie

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Some of you may have seen this post by TBogg on the nonexistent tribulations of a one-percenter named Peter Opie: Awww, poor baby!

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Environmental Protections That Voters Supported

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 9:10 am

Americans elected clean energy and clean air champions up and down the ticket last week. Even though oil, gas, and coal companies spent more than $270 million on campaign ads in the past two months, the majority of people rejected their dirty agenda. Voters want healthy air and safe drinking water, not more pollution.

Tax Reform in a Center-Right Nation

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 10:40 am

The Conservative Parties agree: low tax rates on the unearned income of the rich, and chained CPI for retirees on Social Security. One nation, two tax systems.

When the Big Debate Is Over Taxes, Progressives Have Lost

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Ever since Governor Romney’s comment about writing off the 47 percent of households who don’t pay federal income tax became public, news stories and opinion pieces have been dominated by discussions of who does and does not pay taxes. This is great news for the one percent.

The obsession with taxes means that the one percent are playing a game that they can only win.

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