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Taxes news and analysis from The Nation
July 19, 2021
I’m Fine With Sending Jeff Bezos Into Space, As Long as He Pays His Taxes Here on Earth
Taxing the rich might curtail Bezos’s extraterrestrial activities. But it would make this corner of Planet Earth more habitable.
July 15, 2021
An Unapologetic ‘Tax the Rich’ Message Is the Key to Passing the Democratic Budget Plan
“The wealthy and large corporations [must pay] their fair share of taxes, so that we can protect the working families of this country,” says Bernie Sanders.
May 14, 2021
Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front
The imprisonment of Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen and the prospect of humane redistribution of wealth show California both failing and aspiring to its political promise.
April 13, 2021
A Plea to President Biden to Stop Perpetuating Racist Tax Policy
Even if the president managed to vanquish racism in every other part of government, failing to address its role in our tax system would be a tragedy.
April 9, 2021
In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach
The runoff this Sunday will determine not only who will be president—Andrés Arauz or Guillermo Lasso—but also whether Ecuador will continue to lead the fight against elite financial corruption.
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April 1, 2021
How Tax Haven States Enable Billionaires to Hide Trillions
The US has now become the global center for money hiding and illicit wealth storage.
March 24, 2021
What Janet Yellen Can Do at Treasury
After the ravages of the pandemic, the American economy needs more than stabilizing—it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. Will Yellen be up to the task?
March 4, 2021
Is a Tax on ‘Ultra-Millionaires’ the Answer to Massive Inequality?
The ultra-rich have gotten even richer since the pandemic began. Elizabeth Warren says her wealth tax can combat rising inequality.
February 23, 2021
Letters From the March 8/15, 2021, Issue
The meaning of masks… Post officers?… Rightward tilt… The days ahead… Voters strike back…
February 10, 2021
The Case for Blue-State Secession
It’s the only way to ensure democracy and equal justice, not just for blue-state residents but for citizens in all 50 states.