Posts by Elon Green

The competing plans proposed by California's Jerry Brown and Molly Munger (both "committed liberals," says the hometown paper) are a rare thing: two distinct visions of how to raise revenue and...
April 3, 2012 | Elon Green
State governments are in for a rough year, according to a recent report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "For fiscal year 2013, the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012, 29...
March 21, 2012 | Elon Green
Taken on a state by state basis, the losses incurred to the U.S. from the loss of out-of-state sales taxes are staggering.
March 14, 2012 | Elon Green
Taken on a state by state basis, the losses incurred to the U.S. from the loss of out-of-state sales taxes are staggering.
March 14, 2012 | Elon Green
The opening sentence of "Reducing the Deficit by Increasing Individual Income Tax Rates", a paper [pdf] jointly authored by the Pew Charitable Trust and Tax Policy Center, is worth noting: "Current...
March 13, 2012 | Elon Green
It's hard to believe now, but not a year ago the government nearly shut down over the princely sum of $75 million -- the amount of federal funding given to Planned Parenthood. To be sure, much of the...
March 9, 2012 | Elon Green
Two weeks ago I looked into the uptick in consumer debt and concluded the trend was neither wholly good nor bad: Even if we're on the cusp of an economic upswing (which is the opinion of the...
March 2, 2012 | Elon Green
In Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Guildenstern, just before his execution, says to his doomed friend: "There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said...
February 21, 2012 | Elon Green