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  • Does the tax code reduce income inequality?

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    Since it’s (almost) Tax Day, that April 15 deadline for filing tax returns, it’s a good time to ponder a very simple question: How much does the US tax system shrink the gap between rich and poor?

  • Ferguson city finances: not the new normal

    A recent DOJ investigation into the city of Feguson and its police department highlighted a 'focus on revenue rather than … public safety needs.' Even among smaller American cities still recovering from the recession, such a focus is far from normal. 

  • One solution to California's drought: tax water

    California desperately needs its residents and businesses to use less water. So rather than trying to curb water use through a complex maze of regulation, why not just raise the price though a new state-wide tax on all users?

  • Do Rubio and Lee have a secret plan to help poor families?

    A key change in the tax plan proposed by Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee would be very advantageous for low-income households compared with the original Lee plan and, to a lesser extent, current law.

May 25, 2015

Photos of Memorial Day weekend

Navy Vietnam War veteran Dennis McClelland of Murrells Inlet, S.C., holds a US flag during a Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard in honor of Memorial Day in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Monday.

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