Category Archives: Tax Policy

Opinion | Macron’s Moment of Truth – By Sylvie Kauffmann – The New York Times

By Sylvie Kauffmann Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. Dec. 6, 2018 225 Image President Emmanuel Macron, center, inspecting the damage from protests over a planned fuel tax increase in Paris this month.CreditCreditEtienne Laurent/EPA, via Shutterstock “PARIS … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Macron’s Unwanted New Title: ‘President of the Rich’ – By Adam Nossiter – NYT

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 1, 2017 34 “PARIS — From the all-powerful president with the infallible touch, Emmanuel Macron has become the “president of the rich,” an elitist dispensing fiscal goodies to the wealthy. At least that is what parliamentarians, … Continue reading

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Apple, Congress and the Missing Taxes – The New York Times

This is one of the best NY Times editorials I have read in several years. “Apple and the United States are crying foul over the ruling in Europe that Apple received illegal tax breaks from Ireland and must hand over … Continue reading

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The Panama Papers’ Sprawling Web of Corruption – The New York Times

“The first reaction to the leaked documents dubbed the Panama Papers is simply awe at the scope of the trove and the ingenuity of the anonymous source who provided the press with 11.5 million documents — 2.6 terabytes of data … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil and others are practicing Carbon pricing, quietly– Mark Hertsgaard

This is some of the best writing I’ve ever seen on climate change issues. Mark Hertsgaard in Businessweek: “Pricing carbon would address what economist Sir Nicholas Stern in a 2006 report called “the greatest market failure in history.” Greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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To divest, or not to divest, that is the question? Or is it?

This writer thinks divestment is not a useful tool. Only a carbon tax will change behaviors, which is what is needed. Apparently, I am not alone. Although 300 professors at Stanford have just called for divestment, there are dissenters. “But … Continue reading

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