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Jack Temple is a communications intern at Demos and contributor to the blog Policy Shop.
The federal government can lower rates for companies while increasing revenue.
This piece is the fifth in a six-part series on taxation, and a joint project by The American Prospect and its publishing partner, Demos.
As the fallout over the Bank of America debit-card fees shows, smart regulation has to be matched with aggressive consumer education.
Unemployment is stuck at 9.1 percent. Median household incomes dropped precipitously even after the recession was declared "over." Wall Street is earning record profits, but little of this money is making it into the hands of consumers.