estate tax

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

October 22, 2018

Republicans’ decades-long efforts to gut the estate tax is creating a permanent ultra-rich class, and undermining the government’s ability to pay for popular programs like Social Security and Medicare

OECD Advises Countries to Curb Extreme Inequality

April 15, 2018

Economist Michael Roberts says the change of tone within the OECD is interesting, but there are no takers ready to implement estate taxes to reduce inequality

No Evidence that Trump’s Tax Plan Would Boost Economy or Create Jobs

October 24, 2017

There is no evidence to support Republican arguments that cutting corporate and small-business taxes will boost the economy or create jobs, says Gerald Epstein of UMass Amherst. “In the end, the only ones that, of course, are going to gain are the corporations”

Debate Recap: Sanders Vs. Cruz on Trump’s Tax Plan

October 20, 2017

Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders squared off over a Koch brothers-backed effort to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans

Trump’s Tax Giveaway to the Rich Won’t Boost Economy

September 27, 2017

Donald Trump’s tax plan lowers highest income tax bracket and the corporate tax rate and eliminates the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, all of which will massively benefit him and his rich friends, explains CEPR’s Dean Baker

Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

April 15, 2013
Nicole Tichon and Gan Golan: By projecting a Tax Evader video game on the side of banks and big corporate buildings, actions aim to focus public attention on banks and big companies that pay low to no taxes

American Dynasties Perpetuated by “Cliff” Estate Tax Deal

January 4, 2013

James S. Henry: Obama’s deal with GOP on estate tax ensures very rich families will continue to amass historic levels of wealth and power