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  • The Great Debt Debate

    By Michael Rainey

    We told you last week about a new paper from economist Olivier Blanchard that caused a stir by suggesting that government debt may be less problematic than many experts have believed. Blanchard found...

  • Economists: It's Time for a Carbon Tax That Pays Dividends

    By Michael Rainey

    Dozens of prominent economists with extensive experience in government service signed a statement in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal calling for a carbon tax. “Global climate change is a serious...

  • The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. The company is set to announce its first quarter earnings. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE

    How 4 Big US Companies Used Their Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Bloomberg’s Laura Davison looked at what some major American corporations did with the tax cut windfalls they received in 2018. How did Apple, Walt Disney, Visa International and Starbucks use their...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    Is the ‘Era of Tax Reductions’ Over?

    By Michael Rainey

    If Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, is correct, Wall Street should be worried about the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). In a note to clients Wednesday,...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City

    The Ongoing Fight Over Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Top Tax Bracket

    By Michael Rainey

    The lively debate over the proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to raise the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent continues, as it no doubt will for many months to come, with former...

  • Factory, construction spending data hint at slowing economy

    Chart of the Day: Capex Slowdown

    By Michael Rainey

    CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla tweeted this chart from Deutsche Bank that shows a recent slowdown in capital investment by US businesses — the opposite of what the tax cuts were supposed to produce. “It...

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

    US Treasury to Borrow More Than $1.3 Trillion in 2018

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Treasury said Monday it expects to issue about $425 billion in debt this quarter, raising its 2018 borrowing to more than $1.3 trillion, a 145 percent increase from the $546 billion issued...

  • US Debt Issuance Headed for a Record High

    By Michael Rainey

    Bond traders expect the U.S. Treasury to announce record-setting debt sales at the end of the month, Bloomberg’s Liz McCormick says : “Many strategists at primary-dealer firms predict that the...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    A Trump Tax Cut Promise Is Falling Flat

    Friday’s GDP report showed that the economy grew at a healthy 3.5 percent annual rate from July through September, extending one of the strongest stretches in recent years — and yet it also...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Cut Will Have to Wait

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) said Friday that any action on President Trump’s somewhat mysterious promise of a 10 percent tax cut for middle-class households will have to...

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