Targeted tax breaks have a poor track record, providing only 16 cents of economic growth for every dollar awarded.
“Evil rich” and it’s slightly more polite colloquial cousin “greedy rich” are very old – and occasionally true – stereotypes, and will never go away. But we should not accept them on face value, and we certainly should not be making wide-ranging and binding policy based off it.
We need a brand-new approach to relieving human pain. Our existing solutions pack our prisons, sentence nonviolent offenders to life and exacerbate one of the worst and most avoidable tragedies in recent memory.
Instead of raising tax rates on high-income earners, a smarter way for progressives to raise taxes on higher-income earners would be to eliminate itemized deductions: tax breaks that allow primarily upper-middle and upper-income earners to write off various expenses.
If you’re “too successful” or “too important” to pay your workers a living wage, you don’t deserve to be a business owner, and your business doesn’t deserve to survive.
It is beyond absurd to have a federal government shutdown and simultaneously guarantee back pay.
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Even though a mounting body of evidence indicates needle exchanges can save lives, conservative-minded governments are stifling conversation on the topic before it even has a chance to begin.
How Berkeley – and Crisco – informed me that I was done with the technology industry.