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Tax Pledge

Tax Pledge

ZELLERS: I grew up middle class on my family’s farm. And now I’m the father of three, lucky to be married to a public school teacher. Hi, I’m Kurt Zellers, I know how high taxes squeeze Minnesota families. That’s why I fought Mark Dayton’s tax increases – and won. ANNC: Kurt Zellers. As House Speaker …

Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

Lower Taxes, Higher Revenue

Let’s discuss an important concept from economics, the Laffer Curve. This concept is named after the man who developed it, Arthur Laffer, a major American economist who has taught at the University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and elsewhere. The Laffer Curve illustrates the two most important things we need to know about taxes: …

Basic Income: Pros & Cons [POLICYbrief]

Basic Income: Pros & Cons [POLICYbrief]

Well, the idea of a basic income is that the government provides some sort of standard payment to pretty much everybody, every month, and it’s enough to live on. What’s the broader social and cultural effect of having this kind of program in place? What’s the effect of raising people in a society where they …

Income Inequality: Is It Fair or Unfair?

Income Inequality: Is It Fair or Unfair?

Thank you everyone very much for coming out tonight. Um, my name’s Sam Adkison and I’m the president of the Yale Federalist Society. To those of you watching with us here in the auditorium, welcome. We’re glad to have you here for this important conversation. Tonight, we’re here to discuss one of the important political …

Bernie Supporters Love the Republican Tax Plan

Bernie Supporters Love the Republican Tax Plan

I’m Ami Horowitz, and i’m back in the east village; liberal Mecca. The Republicans recently voted on a new tax proposal, and predictably, Democrats didn’t like it. But what if they thought that the Republican plan was actually a Bernie Sanders proposal? We’ve presented them with the Republican tax plan and pretended that it was …

Is America’s Tax System Fair?

Tax the rich some more. That recommendation comes from many politicians. It seems obvious to tax the rich. We tell ourselves they won’t miss that little extra bit we take. And after all, it’s only right that they pay their fair share. The technical name for taxing the rich more is progressivity. And it’s hard …