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More Commentary On President Obama's Tax Proposals In His State Of The Union Address

More commentary on President Obama's tax proposals in last night's State of the Union Address: Al Jazeera, Obama Launches Tax Ploy Against GOP, by David Cay Johnston Bloomberg, Obama's Plan to Tax College Savings Accounts Is Less Scary Than It Sounds Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, President’s Capital Gains...

The Two Davids Converge

(January 18, 2015 05:05 PM, by David Henderson) Regular readers of this blog know that I was pretty harsh on David Cay Johnston recently (here and here). But David is persistent. He posted an excellent comment on my first post. If I don't mention it here, it will... (0 COMMENTS)

How the Web Has Changed Journalism

(January 11, 2015 12:51 PM, by David Henderson) It's probably obvious to most readers just how much the web has changed journalism. But my recent debate with David Cay Johnston both on Econlog (here and here) and over at Cafe Hayek is a nice illustration. Think how the... (0 COMMENTS)

Response to David Cay Johnston

(January 8, 2015 01:32 PM, by David Henderson) David Cay Johnston has replied, in three lengthy comments (here, here, and here), to my post and other commenters' comments. I want to reply to what he said that challenges my statement that he is confusing poverty and income inequality,... (0 COMMENTS)

David Cay Johnston's Confusion

(January 7, 2015 11:34 AM, by David Henderson) "Inequality Damages Marriage" is the title of a recent article by David Cay Johnston. But his article shows no such thing. Regular readers of my posts know that I never blame an author for the title of an article run... (0 COMMENTS)

How to make America more like Disneyland

David Cay Johnston takes a trip to Disneyland some 60 years after his first visit. It looks better than ever, even as America has declined. Every night Disneyland gets freshened up. When the park closes at midnight, the lights go up, and crews steam gum off the sidewalks, daub fresh paint where needed, water the […]

Johnston: How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear

Newsweek: How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): Around the world, countries are desperately seeking ways to stop multinational companies from earning profits within their borders without paying taxes on them, while stashing trillions in tax havens like the Cayman Islands. The British government,...

Johnston: Real World (California, Kansas) Contradicts Right-Wing Tax Theories

Al Jazeera: Real World Contradicts Right-Wing Tax Theories: California Raised Taxes, Kansas Cut Them. California Did Better, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): Ever since economist Arthur Laffer drew his namesake curve on a napkin for two officials in President Richard Nixon’s administration four decades ago, we have been told that...

Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell

Al Jazeera: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): For those at the very top 2010 will be remembered as a very good year. While most Americans struggled to recover from the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, top incomes soared while tax burdens...

USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 27, 2014) David Cay Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Sept. 24, 2014) L.A. Times Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 19, 2014) To purchase the book on amazon, go here.

Johnston: A Ray of Sunlight on Secretive Corporate Welfare

Al Jazeera: A Ray of Sunlight on Secretive Corporate Welfare, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): Each year billions of your state and local tax dollars get diverted from public coffers for corporate subsidies. Just how much you are forced to pay for corporate welfare could soon move from the darkness...

Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Book Review: Edward D. Kleinbard, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014), 144 Tax Notes 1465 (Sept. 22, 2014): We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Edward D. Kleinbard...

Simon & Schuster should come clean about discredited Monroe/DiMaggio book

On Christmas Eve 1983, David Cay Johnston exposed C. David Heymann's Barbara Hutton biography as a fraud on A1 of the Los Angeles Times. Johnston reported that Poor Little Rich Girl contained numerous fabricated sources and pointed to facts that were either invented or so false that they raised grave additional questions about Heymann's credibility. Show More Summary

Truthdigger of the Week: David Cay Johnston

Truthdigger of the Week: David Cay Johnston: Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle. It is not a lifetime achievement award. Rather, we’re looking for newsmakers...

Truthdigger of the Week: David Cay Johnston

5 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Alexander Reed Kelly and Peter Scheer The dogged investigative reporter uses plain language to describe the Congressionally made byzantine tax schemes that cheat ordinary Americans to benefit financial elites.

Corporate Deadbeats (Newsweek Cover)

Nice cover: Source:  Corporate Deadbeats: How Companies Get Rich Off Of Taxes, David Cay Johnston, Newsweek, September 4, 2014  

Newsweek: Corporate Deadbeats: How Companies Get Rich Off Of Taxes

Newsweek: Corporate Deadbeats: How Companies Get Rich Off Of Taxes, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): You and your wallet have a big stake in huge tax-dodging deals being crafted by big American companies, like Burger King merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain. Burger King is looking...

Johnston: Kinder Morgan’s Evolving Tax Strategy

David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Kinder Morgan’s Evolving Tax Strategy, 144 Tax Notes 881 (Aug. 18, 2014): Johnston looks at Kinder Morgan’s recent announcement that it would be folding two master limited partnerships into a C corporation holding company.

Johnston: Income of Highest Earners Fell From 2000 to 2012

Al Jazeera: Highest Earners Making Less, Social Security Data Show, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): It is getting much harder to earn big bucks in America, my new analysis of official wage data shows. The number of workers making $2 million or more per year declined almost 5 percent, from...

Afternoon Must-Read: David Cay Johnston: State’s Job Growth Defies Pessimistic Predictions After Tax Increases

David Cay Johnston: State’s Job Growth Defies Pessimistic Predictions After Tax Increases: "Dire predictions about jobs being destroyed... >...spread across California in 2012 as voters debated whether to enact the sales and, for those near the top of the income ladder, stiff income tax increases in Proposition 30. Show More Summary

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