Should We All Start Praying for Mitt Romney?

Should We All Start Praying for Mitt Romney?

Egalitarians seem to be doing a lot of praying since Saturday’s GOP primary in South Carolina. If you listen closely, you can almost hear their prayer: Please, Lord, let Mitt Romney win the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination. Why this swelling of affection...
Law and Order 24/7, Except at Tax Time

Law and Order 24/7, Except at Tax Time

Any tax system that subjects rich people to high taxes is asking for trouble. Or so the politicians who cater to people of means incessantly argue. The higher the tax rate on high incomes, the argument goes, the greater the incentive the rich have to waste time and...

TEDx: Taxes on the Wealthy.

Chuck Collins, Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses the moral and economic rationale that should drive Congress to finally decide to tax the wealthy. This talk was given as part of a TEDx event at Hampshire College. What Is TEDx? In the spirit...

What Would Jesus Tax?

In the face of state and federal budget cuts, many of us have been fasting and contemplating the question: “What would Jesus cut?“ In light of tax day, however, we might equally contemplate: “What would Jesus tax?” After all, a great deal of...

Ending Plutocracy: A 12-Step Program

America’s first Gilded Age didn’t merely end. Progressives had to fight to end it. Our forebears did battle, decade after decade, for proposals that dared to “soak the rich.” How quaint that phrase now seems. Progressives today do talk about...