David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize–winner and Reuters columnist, teaches the tax, property, and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law. His new book, The Fine Print (Portfolio Hardcover), will be published in September.
If the last ten years of debt and jobs destruction have taught us anything, it’s that we must change our tax system and soon, or face economic disaster. Instead of maintaining our infrastructure, we are consuming it. Instead of investing in education and research with an eye to later wealth, we’re cutting our way to a poorer future.