Just 8 months ago, McDonald’s shareholders awarded Don Thompson with nearly $8 million in incentive pay for his performance as CEO—that’s compensation in addition to a base salary and benefits that...
January 29, 2015 | Catherine Ruetschlin
I've been banging the drum for universal child benefits recently in light of the fact that all tax-based child benefit regimes penalize large, traditional, and poor families (I, II). Under such a...
January 27, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Michael R. Strain had a piece at the Washington Post that argued for ending Obamacare even though doing so will kill people. His point is that everything we do has tradeoffs that can...
January 26, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
In yesterday's post, I pointed out that the Reformocon tax proposal provides less benefits to traditional families with stay-at-home parents than dual-earner families. Not mentioned in yesterday's...
January 23, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
$4.6 billion. According to the analysis of Americans for Financial Reform, that’s the amount the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned to over 12 million Americans who have been harmed by...
January 23, 2015 | Amy Traub
Much of the buildup to President Obama’s State of the Union address made it sound as if he was going to read chapter and verse from French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st...
January 22, 2015 | Michael Winship
One of the interesting critiques of recent child-related tax proposals coming from the Right is that it penalizes families that want to have stay-at-home parents (I, II, III). These critiques are...
January 22, 2015 | Matt Bruenig
Today marks five years since the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision--and perhaps nothing tells the story of the results better than a New York Times article from yesterday called "'...
January 21, 2015 | Adam Lioz