payroll tax

Finding a SALT Tax Deduction Workaround

February 16, 2018

Trump’s tax reform limits the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, disproportionately affecting high-tax states with progressive policies. These states can avoid the problem, though, by shifting to payroll taxes instead of income taxes. CEPR’s Dean Baker explains

IMF Worried that High Inequality Could Threaten Global Capitalism

October 27, 2017

All income growth of the past few years is going to the top 10 percent, without paying more in taxes. IMF says that higher taxation of the top earners would not impinge on economic growth, explains economist Michael Roberts

Americans Living in Poverty

June 3, 2013
Paul Buchheit: Based on assets and income, number of people in poverty closer to 50% rather than official stat of 15%

Social Security Reform

April 14, 2013
Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security

More Geithner Without Geithner

February 14, 2013

Bill Black: Jacob Lew confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Treasuery shows he was picked as a signal that the Geithner policies would survive Geithner, and that they’re actually the president’s policies