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Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

September 03, 2014, 9:22 AM
I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether it’s better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for…

Buffett's Burger King Move To Canada Reeks Of Hypocrisy

August 27, 2014, 9:52 AM
A Burger King and a Tim Hortons sign are displayed in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Burger King said Tuesday it would buy Tim Hortons in an $11… View Enlarged…

Government Dependency In U.S. Nears The Tipping Point

August 27, 2014, 9:51 AM
The Dole: New data on federal public assistance programs show we’ve reached an ignominious milestone: More than 100 million Americans are getting some form of…

Political Clout Pays Off Big for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

August 27, 2014, 9:44 AM
Elon Musk shows up his SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in Texas / Ap BY: Lachlan Markay August 27, 2014 5:00 am Shortly before a private spaceflight company’s test…

Warren Buffett's Tax Whopper

August 27, 2014, 9:42 AM
President Obama and Senate Democrats are going to need a new business front man. This week they’ve been officially abandoned by their erstwhile tax-policy…

The CBO Is Using Enron-Style Accounting On Obamacare

July 29, 2014, 9:40 PM
One of the ongoing debates about policy formation in Washington which has become far more prominent since the passage of Obamacare is the role of the…

Corporate Tax Inversions Made Simple

July 29, 2014, 9:29 PM
Numerous responses to my article in the New York Times yesterday about corporate tax inversions indicated a lack of understanding. Related articles by Levin,…

ALEC Report on State Tax Expenditures

July 29, 2014, 9:29 PM
State policymakers often look for ways to attract investment, companies, talent, and residents to their states. Sometimes they do it with sensible and…

We Shouldn’t Follow Germany on Minimum Wage

July 29, 2014, 9:14 PM
President Obama included a much discussed proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $10.10, from its current level of $7.25. To date, the proposal has…

Budget Smackdown: Krugman vs. Portman and Epstein

July 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
In a recent column, Paul Krugman dismissed concerns about the federal debt as a “false alarm,” a “disaster that wasn’t,” and an “imaginary budget and debt…

Is the European debt crisis really over? | AEIdeas

July 29, 2014, 9:09 PM
Judging by the return of European sovereign bond yields to pre-crisis levels, one could be forgiven for thinking that the European sovereign debt crisis was now…