eLiberal - ADA's Blog on Politics & Public Policy
Equality, Efficiency and Economic Progress are Compatible
The practice of effective economic policy-making is often hampered by a persistent myth that inequality—while less than ideal—is nevertheless necessary for the sake of efficiency, growth and progress. Liberals and progressives have never believed this and a long line of left-of-center economists have de-bunked the notion. Nevertheless, the myth persists. Recently, new research on this issue has emerged from three top scholars at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...
Exploiting GOP Vulnerabilities in Indiana; Seeking a Vote on Tax Fairness in Illinois
There are lots of reasons to run for office. For two progressive candidates in North Central Indiana, the nature of the opposition convinced them it was time to get in the race.
Corporations Don’t Need a Tax Cut
American’s largest corporations do not pay their fair share of federal taxes. We are told that the nation cannot afford to provide adequate support for our hungry, our unemployed, our students or our retirees. Yet no proposal to raise revenue to pay for these and other needs gets serious consideration in this era of crackpot fiscal restraint. Now, the nation’s top tax legislator is proposing to make things worse by making huge cuts in corporate income tax rates.
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