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Gadi Dechter Archives

Congress Should Close the Carried Interest Loophole

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell at a press conferenceClosing the carried interest loophole should be a part of any significant deficit-reduction or tax-reform effort.

By Seth Hanlon and Gadi Dechter | Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Improving the College Scorecard

College graduation book_alt2 icon Report A well-designed “college scorecard” can help students and their families make more informed college choices.

By Julie Margetta Morgan and Gadi Dechter | Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's Time to Regulate Prepaid Cards as Bank Accounts

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are concerned these days about two related trends: the rising numbers of “unbanked” Americans and the proliferation of prepaid debit cards issued by companies like NetSpend and GreenDot that are popular with people who don’t use traditional checking accounts. On its face, these trends appear […]

By Gadi Dechter and Joe Valenti | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Making IGs Part of the Solution

The internal government watchdogs known as inspectors general spend their days examining the federal bureaucracy for crooked contractors, wasteful spending and $16 muffins. With an army of 12,000 workers and an aggregate budget of around $2 billion, their feared audits and investigations annually identify tens of billions of dollars in questionable costs and lead to […]

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why President Obama’s Victory Is a Victory for the Middle Class

DNC delegatesThe president’s re-election means voters have agreed with the idea that an economy that works for everyone and that is built from the “middle out” is the correct path for our country.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

About the Middle Class Project at the Center for American Progress

This series lays the intellectual groundwork for the middle class as the engine of American economic growth and refutes the false notion that supply-side economics works in theory or practice.

By Gadi Dechter | Friday, August 31, 2012

Llámenle una sanción, o una multa, pero no le llamen un impuesto

El juez conservador John Roberts usó un razonamiento de impuestos en su defensa de la constitucionalidad del mandato individual – y la ley en su totalidad – la semana pasada. Pero Roberts hacía un argumento técnico y usaba la palabra "impuesto" en una manera que sólo tiene sentido en un contexto jurídico arcano.

By Gadi Dechter | Monday, July 9, 2012

Call It a Penalty, Call It a Fine, Don’t Call It a Tax

Gadi Dechter argues that the health reform law’s individual mandate penalty is a fine on freeloaders, and no more a tax on the middle class than littering fines are taxes on picnickers.

By Gadi Dechter | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Improving Customer Service at the Federal Government

Gadi Dechter examines the Government Customer Service Improvement Act to highlight its strengths and suggest further steps to boost confidence in our government.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rebuilding Our Middle Class

Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger analyze the president’s forceful defense of the middle class as our economy’s engine of economic growth and prosperity.

By Gadi Dechter and Michael Ettlinger | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

9 Ideas for Congress to Address the 99 Percent

Michael Ettlinger and Gadi Dechter present a plan to restore the promise of the American Dream.

By Michael Ettlinger and Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

La queja legitima del 99 por ciento

Gadi Dechter analiza las voces del Movimiento del 99 Por Ciento y descubre unidad en contra de la aceleración de la desigualdad, la reducción de la movilidad económica, un código tributario injusto, una democracia corrupta por el dinero, y por los rescates para los ricos sin protecciones para la clase media.

By Gadi Dechter | Friday, October 14, 2011

The Legitimate Gripes of the Other 99 Percent

Gadi Dechter mines the diverse voices of the 99 Percent Movement and finds it united against mounting inequality, shrinking mobility, an unfair tax code, democracy corrupted by money, and bailouts for the rich without protections for the middle class.

By Gadi Dechter | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Information Overload

Is open government really working? Ask Aunt Edna, says Gadi Dechter in this Government Executive article.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When Words Get in the Way

book_alt2 icon Report Gadi Dechter explains new SEC disclosure rules and what steps can be made toward improving them.

By Gadi Dechter | Friday, September 30, 2011