Economic Intelligence

April 2012


The Gimmicks Government Uses to Tax You

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Antony Davies is an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University.

To make tax day more fun, let's replace the tax code with a national lottery. The IRS can issue scratch-offs to each household. Winners get ...

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federal taxes
economy

What Obama's, Ryan's Tax Plans Are Really About

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David Shulman is a retired Wall Street executive who is now a senior economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast. He is also affiliated with Baruch College (CUNY) and the University of Wisconsin.

In order to understand the current debate between President Obama and the Republicans in Congress you should ...

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economy
Obama administration
Ryan, Paul
deficit and national debt
Buffett, Warren
federal taxes

How the 'Buffett Rule' Helps the Economy

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David Brodwin is a cofounder and board member of American Sustainable Business Council.

This coming week Congress debates the "Buffett Rule" which would require Americans earning more than a million dollars per year to pay tax rates of at least 30 percent. Opponents claim that any tax increase ...

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economy