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Degrowth: liberation from ‘growthism’: the Tax Justice Network podcast, September 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to the latest episode of the Tax Justice Network’s monthly podcast, the Taxcast. You can subscribe either by emailing naomi [at] taxjustice.net or find us on your podcast app. In this episode, Naomi Fowler explores degrowth and how we liberate ourselves from ‘growthism’ with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel. (The full converation will be released soon as a Taxcast

Debt Ceiling Drama Continues | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Biden tries to broker a deal with Hill Democrats. The President is looking at a confrontation with Republicans over the soon-to-expire debt limit. But he’s also got to try to get warring Democrats on the same page. To that end he began a series of meetings yesterday with Democrats representing multiple factions to

Corporate Tax Trends in Europe, 2018-2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Corporate income tax rates have been declining around the world for the last two decades. Today’s map shows the most recent changes in corporate tax rates in European OECD countries, comparing how combined statutory corporate income tax rates have changed between 2018 and 2021. The average tax rate of all European countries covered

Reviewing Business Tax Expenditures: Credit Union Tax Exemption

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Policymakers should carefully analyze tax expenditures before categorizing one as a loophole—some tax expenditures are important structural elements of the tax code while others are unsound. Generally, if a provision is broadly available and helps to eliminate the double taxation of saving, or broadly contributes to a consumption tax base, it

Economy Loses More than Revenue Gains

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As Congress debates next steps on the tax provisions in the Build Back Better Act proposed in the House Ways and Means Committee, it is important to consider the economic impacts, which include reduced economic output, wages, and jobs. Due to the plan’s economically costly and inefficient tax increases, we find that long-run

Congress’s Debt Limit Problem Is Toddler Fiscal Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Partisan congressional squabbling over the nation’s debt limit once again threatens to shut down the federal government and perhaps trigger a worldwide financial crisis. The debt limit as currently structured is toddler fiscal policy. Every parent of a young child knows what I am talking about: Little Peter gets all dressed up in

State Unemployment Trust Funds, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings States have paid out $175 billion in unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic, with the federal government providing an additional $660 billion. Taking debt into account, state trust funds now have a negative aggregate balance of -$11 billion and are $115 billion shy of minimum adequate solvency levels. States

A Big Vote in the House

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The House passes the “Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.” House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro introduced the bill that reflects agreement among Senate and House Democrats yesterday afternoon and the House passed it last night. It would continue federal funding through December 3, provide $28.6 billion in disaster relief, and suspend the statutory

The Weekly (Tax)Buzz – September 22, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If you feel like the news is tough to keep up with these days, you aren’t alone. Every week, we publish a curated list of some of the top articles in tax and finance. Tune in every Wednesday to read the latest thought leadership pieces from our favorite bloggers, US tax proposals, tax

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