Tax Law

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Corporate Tax Transparency
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Allison Christians

The activist-led movement to increase multinational tax disclosure is proving to be a full-employment program for natural resource industry lobbyists. The money and energy available for fighting against transparency seems limitless. We have seen the effects... Read More

Will Developed Countries Learn to Tax?
Posted on 6 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

In 1963, Nicholas Kaldor published a paper in Foreign Affairs about the ongoing fiscal problems of poor countries, entitled " Will Underdeveloped Countries Learn to Tax? " It turns out Kaldor should have aimed this advice at his own country... Read More

Does America Need A Two-Page Tax Code?
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

Emphatically, no. I just absolutely disagree with Fareed Zakaria on this , as I do with anyone who thinks that the measure of a tax system is the shortness of its tax code. We live in a complex and intricate world, in which transacting involves complex... Read More

Free the Puppies, Tax a Millionaire
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

When I was a progressively minded editorial writer, I was never opposed to higher income taxes. I come from a long line of Brunoris who knew neither terrible poverty nor great wealth. It was easy to shrug off attempts to tax people who were better off... Read More

That Shining Guillotine on the Hill
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Christopher Bergin

Obviously lobbyists in Washington live in a bubble. I say that because if I were a lobbyist in Washington working for, say, Google or Pfizer I would be reminding my client about the French Revolution, rather than running around the Capitol frantically... Read More

Does America Need A Two-Page Tax Code?
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

Emphatically, no. I just absolutely disagree with Fareed Zakaria on this , as I do with anyone who thinks that the measure of a tax system is the shortness of its tax code. We live in a complex and intricate world, in which transacting involves complex... Read More

Will Developed Countries Learn to Tax?
Posted on 6 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

In 1963, Nicholas Kaldor published a paper in Foreign Affairs about the ongoing fiscal problems of poor countries, entitled " Will Underdeveloped Countries Learn to Tax? " It turns out Kaldor should have aimed this advice at his own country... Read More

Free the Puppies, Tax a Millionaire
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by David Brunori

When I was a progressively minded editorial writer, I was never opposed to higher income taxes. I come from a long line of Brunoris who knew neither terrible poverty nor great wealth. It was easy to shrug off attempts to tax people who were better off... Read More

Corporate Tax Transparency
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Allison Christians

The activist-led movement to increase multinational tax disclosure is proving to be a full-employment program for natural resource industry lobbyists. The money and energy available for fighting against transparency seems limitless. We have seen the effects... Read More