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New Study Ponders Elimination of the Corporate Income Tax

Alan Viard of the American Enterprise Institute and Eric Toder of the Tax Policy Center have a new paper that explores two ways to fundamentally overhaul our badly broken corporate income tax: In this report, we describe the challenges facing the corporate income tax and discuss two structural reform options that could address them. Show More Summary

Toder & Viard: A Call for Structural Reform of the U.S. Corporate Income Tax

Eric Toder (Tax Policy Center) & Alan D. Viard (American Enterprise Institute), Major Surgery Needed: A Call for Structural Reform of the U.S. Corporate Income Tax: Corporate tax system flaws are amplified by the high US statutory tax rate. Here are two ways to fix it: Eliminate corporate income tax,...

The White House is closing the gender pay gap, so why can’t the rest of us?

The American Enterprise Institute caught the White House flat-footed yesterday with its finding that female White House workers earned roughly 88 cents to the dollar compared to male employees. This came the day before two high-profile executive orders aimed at narrowing the gender wage gap among federal contractors. When asked about the discrepancy by reporters, […]

Why is Deflation so Harmful?

I have a new "explainer" -- their term -- at Moneywatch: Explainer: Why is deflation so harmful?, by Mark Thoma, CBS News: John Makin, writing for conservative-leaning think tank the American Enterprise Institute, warned on Monday that "Now is the...

Rand Paul In 2009: Cheney Only Decided Invading Iraq Was A Good Idea Because He Made Millions Working For Halliburton

And scene. "[Cheney's] being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and and he says it would be a disaster, it would be vastly expensive, it would be civil war, we'd have no exit strategy. He goes...

Dear Congressman Murphy: Regarding HR 3717

American Enterprise Institute, AEI, a conservative think tank, held a panel on Fixing The Mental Health System, What Congress Can Do. I posted the discussion above, the talking begins at 12 minutes. The panel is introduced by Dr. Sally...Show More Summary

Two Ways to Fix the Corporate Income Tax: Internationalize it or Kill It

In an important new paper, Eric Toder of the Tax Policy Center and Alan Viard of the American Enterprise Institute say that corporate tax reforms now being debated in Congress fall far short of solving the widespread problems with the levy. Rather than merely lowering rates and tinkering with tax rules for U.S.- based multi-national […]

Businesses Are Big on Mobile Apps for Employees

Frost & Sullivan’s new analysis, the 2013 North American Mobile Enterprise Applications research, paints an optimistic picture of the future of mobile apps in the workplace. “Prepackaged applications reached a technological plateau during the past year, but with more exciting advancements expected in 2014, North American companies are once again deploying a wide array of […]

Settlement, Disappointment, and Equality

One last reminder: You can tune in to a live webcast this morning at 9:00 am for “Major Surgery Needed:  A call for structural reform of the US corporate income tax.” The event is cosponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Tax Policy Center. Extending the Extender Talks. The Senate Finance Committee yesterday approved […]

Why the American Enterprise Institute chief is so popular

We have been covering for over a year the emergence of the American Enterprise Institute as the dominant conservative think tank and the descent of the Heritage Foundation, accelerated by Jim DeMint’s tenure, from respected thought leader to the poor stepsister to Heritage Action, the right-wing attack machine. Newsweek is the latest in a series of […]

Making It Harder

Mark J. Perry at the American Enterprise Institute points to a video explaining what should be a simple subtraction problem. And then the plot thickens.

Biggs Presents The Risk to State and Local Budgets Posed by Public Employee Pensions Today at NYU

Andrew Biggs (American Enterprise Institute) presents The Risk to State and Local Budgets Posed by Public Employee Pensions at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Auerbach: State and local government employee pension plans fund guaranteed retirement benefit using portfolios of...

AEI Hosts Conference Today on The Economic Effects of Territorial Taxation

The American Enterprise Institute hosts a conference today on The Economic Effects of Territorial Taxation (webcast): As Congress deliberates business tax reform options, the international aspects often prove most complex. All Group of Eight countries other than the United States have territorial tax systems that exempt 95 to 100 percent...

Tax Reform, Tax Expenditures, and Kevin Spacey

Tune in to TPC’s Tax Reform event today. A panel explores “The Politics of Tax Reform” today at noon at the Urban Institute. If you can’t join Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute, Chris Faricy of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, William Galston, of the Brookings Institution, and TPC moderator Howard Gleckman in […]

The Hottest Cool Americans

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Defining who’s ‘cool’ is a slippery enterprise, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying. Bogart? Hendrix? Anita O’Day? Of course. Madonna? Hmmm.

This Is What Passes For Health Care Reform Analysis On Fox

Fox News invited Paul Wolfowitz, a former Bush administration official and current development scholar for conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, to push the repeatedly debunked claim that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...Show More Summary

Social Media Jobs: Time Inc., Playboy Enterprises, American Trucking Associations

This week, Time Inc. is hiring a social media editor for People StyleWatch, while Playboy Enterprises is seeking a senior manager of social media. American Trucking Associations needs a digital media editor, and Rescue Social Change Group is on the hunt for a social media specialist. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, William Shatner! 5 Fast Facts About The 83-Year-Old Star Trek Star

William Shatner was 35 years old when he first appeared in what would become the emblematic role of his career, creating an American icon as Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the Starship Enterprise on the original TV series, Star Trek. Show More Summary

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Are Wrong

As the sparring continues over raising the minimum wage, two titans of business have weighed in: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. At a Thursday event held at the American Enterprise Institute, Gates expressed discomfort with the idea.Show More Summary

Military & strategy links: Vice in Ukraine, robotics, Crimea, QDR, climate and more

The 2014 US Quadrennial Defence Review has been released. There have been responses from the DC think tanks, including the right-of-centre American Enterprise Institute and the left-of-centre Center for a New American Security. For an...Show More Summary

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