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Corporate Profits and Taxes

Wall street stocks bars icon Charts Corporate profits now constitute a record-breaking share of total national income, while corporate taxes contribute a declining share of total federal revenues.

by Harry Stein | Monday, September 15, 2014

Closing the Science Gap

Science funding article icon Issue Brief Despite bipartisan agreement to double funding for basic research, Congress has not followed up with the appropriations necessary to meet this goal.

by Harry Stein, Jennifer Erickson, Alex Rowell | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The New Budget Outlook Shows that Austerity Makes No Sense

Navigator Mary Bennett, left, helps Min Lians, who is seeking help buying health insurance bars icon Charts Unnecessary short-term spending cuts to solve a nonexistent debt crisis have caused measurable economic damage.

by Harry Stein and Adam Hersh | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How the Government Subsidizes Wealth Inequality

Carnegie's Skibo Castle article icon Issue Brief Wealth inequality has increased dramatically in recent years, and government subsidies for capital gains and dividends are only making the situation worse by helping the rich get richer.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pfizer’s Tax-Dodging Bid for AstraZeneca Shows Need to Tighten U.S. Tax Rules

Pfizer logoPfizer’s attempt to move its headquarters out of the United States by acquiring the U.K.-based AstraZeneca corporation highlights why the United States must prevent these kinds of corporate inversions—and why corporate tax reform must not become a race to the bottom.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Repatriation Tax Holiday Is Not a Fix for Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

Kevin DeGood and Harry Stein write on Highway Trust Fund insolvency.

by Kevin DeGood and Harry Stein | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics

article icon Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.

by Harry Stein and Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Ryan Budget Is a Broken Record of Failed Trickle-Down Economics

Rep. Paul RyanThis year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.

by Anna Chu and Harry Stein | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congress Should Reassess the Importance of Two Corporate Tax Breaks

Help with unemployment benefitsExpiring corporate tax breaks are not a greater emergency than expired unemployment benefits.

by Harry Stein and John Craig | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Fiscal Debate in Context

The current spending cap is a compromise of a compromise for progressives.

by Harry Stein | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate

FY2015The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Omnibus Spending Bill Reveals the Economic Consequences of the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal

While a step in the right direction, the omnibus spending bill is also a reminder of how much our fiscal policy needs to improve to get the economy moving.

by Harry Stein | Friday, January 17, 2014

The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy

Murray/Ryan dealAlthough some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.

by Harry Stein and Michael Linden | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

article icon Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.

by Harry Stein | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year

play_alt icon Video Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.

by Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013