taxation

Seattle Buckles Under Corporate Pressure, Repeals ‘Amazon Tax’ to Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2018

Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant says that as long as corporate Democrats run government, we should expect them to buckle under Amazon’s and Starbucks’ pressure

Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Net Social Wage

February 9, 2018

A new paper from PERI finds that there is a sizable deviation in net social wage data in the 21st century. The study’s author, Katherine A. Moos, examines possible causes-such as healthcare inflation and unemployment-and aims to explain why neoliberal governments would tolerate a growing discrepancy between labor benefits and taxation

‘Paradise Papers’ Leak Details How Major Corporations Evade Taxes

November 7, 2017

The latest leak of documents known as the ‘Paradise Papers’ provide important details about how the world’s largest corporations are evading taxes through a variety of tricks and keep their earnings from being taxed. Economist and investigative reporter James S Henry explains

Obama’s Budget Cuts Millions From Financial Regulatory Agency

March 7, 2014

Jerry Epstein: President Obama’s budget would slash the Commodity Futures Trade Commission budget to about $200 million, which will make regulating the $400 trillion derivatives market even more challenging

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

Economist: There is no debt crisis

October 15, 2013

The debt crisis is contrived.

Reality Asserts Itself - Max Blumenthal

August 19, 2013
In Pt 2 of 4 of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss US foreign policy from Bush to Obama and the concept that in “defense of civilization”, every crime is acceptable

Social Security Reform

August 14, 2013
Signed into law in 1935, the Social Security Act launched an integral social safety net program, but is it still sustainable?