Saturday, June 25, 2022

Tag: tax code

Now’s the time to unrig the tax code

Leaked IRS data proves the rumors are true: Many billionaires pay no income taxes. Will that spur reform?

Why the government makes filing your taxes intentionally difficult

"Congress should be making it easier for Americans to file their taxes each year, not bowing to the interests of the tax prep industry."

The billion-dollar loophole

The most generous charitable deduction in the federal tax code is being manipulated to make big profits – and there’s no sign that Congress has any intention of fixing the problem.

For the Wealthy, a Taxing New Worry

“The current tax code has become an echo chamber for the economic forces driving the increase in income and wealth inequality, the blurring of economic and political influence, and the degradation of paid work.”

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US Court of Appeals overturns EPA’s decision that glyphosate is safe for humans and...

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s pesticide, is the most widely used pesticide in the world.

Bayer appeal to dismiss Roundup weedkiller lawsuits rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Bayer said it plans to replace glyphosate-based weed-killing ingredients in products for non-professionals in the U.S. with alternative active ingredients in order to “manage litigation risk in the U.S.,” but not due to concerns about safety.

What pundit Ezra Klein doesn’t get about parenting in a looming climate crisis

It’s a matter of math: Bigger families mean more carbon emissions.

Latin America’s new new left

The recent election in Colombia has produced new hope for the country--and for the whole region.

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.