Tag Archives: taxation

After Merkel: Germany’s Tax State Faces Its Limits

Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.

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Why It’s Hard to Tax Sugary Products

An unusually complicated web of existing policy and lobby influences keep governments from forging ahead.

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The War That Never Ended

The American Civil War – then and now: A reflection 50 years after Martin Luther King’s death.

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Iran Protests: Frustrating Budget Changes

Cuts and hikes in all the wrong places?

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US Inequality: The Economics of Nastiness

Americans are systematically lulled into believing that inequality is an unalterable fact of life.

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Inequality and Democratic Capitalism

Was the second half of the 20th century — when capitalism became entwined with democracy, the welfare state and liberalism — just an unusual interlude?

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The United States Vs. China: Investing in the Future Now

How do the Republican promoters of limited government get away with their myopia?

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Europe’s Past — And Future

What challenges await the newly-expanded European Union?

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