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Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both the Senate and House version of the tax overhaul would offer a very large, permanent tax cut for corporations.



Senate Plan For Individual Tax Cuts Could Set Congress On A Collision Course

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Senate Republicans would phase out tax cuts for individuals after several years. Critics say they are both setting up future political crises, and hiding the true cost of their tax plan.



Seattle Defends Its New High-Earner Income Tax In Court

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:53:00 -0500

The first legal steps challenging a Seattle income tax pit the city's progressive policy against long-standing resistance to taxing income in Washington state.



House Approves GOP Tax Overhaul, With Senate Outlook Uncertain

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:49:00 -0500

The GOP measure would sharply reduce corporate tax rates and double the standard deduction many individuals take. Senate Republicans have their own bill, which could pass a committee vote on Friday.



Two Certainties In The Senate: Health And Taxes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:06:30 -0500

The much-vaunted Senate tax bill is now a health bill.



Without CEO Panels, Is Trump Administration Missing Their Views?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:02:01 -0500

Three months ago, President Trump ended both his business advisory councils. Without reconstructing any of the boards, White House says the administration is talking to business leaders informally.



House Lawmakers Scheduled To Vote Thursday On Tax Overhaul

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:04:00 -0500

The House tax plan differs significantly from the version being sculpted in the Senate. Both plans seem to agree that a big corporate tax cut is needed. The president wants a tax measure by Christmas.



Economists Offer Opposing Views On GOP Tax Plans

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities debate the merits of the Republican tax plans in Congress.



CHARTS: Here's How GOP's Tax Breaks Would Shift Money To Rich, Poor Americans

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:52 -0500

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.



Trump In Asia: A 'Rebalance' Toward Trade

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:48:00 -0500

The Trump administration's engagement with Asia has matched the Obama administration's. What's changed are the priorities: elevating commercial issues to equal or higher priority than security issues.



Fair Trade And Fair Play: President Trump's Pitch For Trade In Asia

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:18:30 -0500

President Donald Trump used his trip to Asia to make the case for a new world trade order. Who's buying it?



Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:44:00 -0500

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.



The Call-In: What $100,000 A Year Can And Can't Buy

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:52:33 -0500

We asked for your stories about living on $100,000 a year. Next week: Do you suffer from PTSD? Have you recovered or not? Call 202-216-9217 and leave us a message about your experience.



Robert Reich Shows Off His Cartooning Skills In 'Economics In Wonderland'

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:00:21 -0500

"Economic concepts don't readily lend themselves to cartoons," says the former secretary of Labor, a talented cartoonist who's put a lot of thought into drawing abstract ideas like tax expenditures.



Trump Talks 'America First' In Asia

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:07:01 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade representative, about President Trump's "America first" speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam.