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  • Dealmakers Ignore Tax Limit Plan Spurred by Pfizer Bid

    Democrats in Congress are trying to block companies from cutting their tax bills by moving their legal address outside the U.S. through a merger.

  • Mr. Moneybags Acts Out Union’s Lessons on U.S. Inequity: Economy

    Ten chairs lined the front of a community center in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Mr. Moneybags was giving a lesson in wealth inequality. Moneybags, played by tobacco worker John Ledbetter, sprawled across seven of them as nine of his classmates jostled for the rest.

  • Wealthiest Pay Higher Taxes With Scant U.S. Economic Harm

    As the political fight over raising taxes for high-income Americans fades away, so are predictions for negative economic fallout.

  • Default Doubters Repudiated by Republican Economists

    Republican lawmakers have played down the significance of hitting the debt limit, saying the U.S. can avoid default by putting aside funds to pay bond holders. Economists affiliated with the party aren’t so sanguine.

  • What 2013 Taught Economists About Infant Mortality and Austerity

    In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed. In the U.S., unemployment fell and the Federal Reserve started to scale back its bond-buying program. Research focused on inequality and jobs gap between the highly skilled and everyone else. The Affordable Care Act began.

  • Obama Anti-Poverty Theme Trickles Down as Republicans Grab Issue

    President Barack Obama has taken control of the economic debate.

  • Buffett Rule Fixes a Non-Existent Problem: Douglas Holtz-Eakin

    Although Warren Buffett may be a stellar investor, his entry into the world of federal tax policy has brought forth nothing but bad ideas based on flawed information and misleading demagoguery. Let’s review the record.

  • Health Insurer Tax Gives Nonprofits Advantage, Holtz-Eakin Says

    Fees that health insurers will be required to pay the U.S. government starting in 2014 will give nonprofits such as Kaiser Permanente a market advantage over corporate competitors, said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

  • Health Law Needs Repeal: Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Michael Ramlet

    The new health-care law is a threat to the health of small businesses. Its heavy dosage of mandates and penalties will be a financial burden, and the law is riddled with hidden barriers to stronger job growth.

  • Chen, Holtz-Eakin, Chao, Weber on Fiscal Policy

    Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Lanhee Chen, policy director for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and former Representative Vin Weber of Minnesota participate in a panel discussion about fiscal policy.¶ Bloomberg's Peter Cook moderates the event sponsored by Bloomberg LP and Peterson G. Peterson Foundation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. (Source: Bloomberg)

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