The Magazine

  • Vol. 29 No. 3
    Summer 2018

    Notebook

    Features

    • Part I: What's in the Tax Act, and How It Got There

      The Top Ten Fallacies About the New Trump-GOP Tax Act

      William Rice

      Like most of Donald Trump’s policy agenda (and the rest of his career and life), the GOP tax cut has been sold on bluster, exaggeration, and outright lies. Here are ten of the biggest myths associated with the 2017 Republican Tax Act.
    • Part I: What's in the Tax Act, and How It Got There

      The Two Biggest Lies in Donald Trump's Tax Plan

      Matt Gardner

    • Part I: What's in the Tax Act, and How It Got There

      How the Tax Act Embodies the Republican Culture of Corruption

      Seth Hanlon

    • Part I: What's in the Tax Act, and How It Got There

      The Tax Act That Lost Its Name

      Paul Starr

    • Part I: What's in the Tax Act, and How It Got There

      The Koch Brothers' Best Investment

      Kayla Kitson

    • Talking Taxes with the Voters

      Guy Molyneux

      The more people learn about the Tax Act, the less they like it.
    • The Broad Support for Taxing the Wealthy

      Stanley Greenberg

      Why Democrats should run on rolling back the tax cut and raising taxes on the rich
    • Part II: Language and Message: Making It Toxic

      The Democrats' Response

      Harold Meyerson

      Far from giving Republicans bragging rights, the Tax Act presents Democrats with a potent line of attack. But can they stay united when they put forth their own alternatives?
    • Part II: Language and Message: Making It Toxic

      Party Animals

      Steve Brodner

    • Part III: The Fake Claims, Debunking the Myths

      Why the Tax Act Will Not Boost Investment

      Dean Baker

      Will lower corporate taxes generate an investment boom? The evidence suggests not.
    • Part III: The Fake Claims, Debunking the Myths

      The Curse of Stock Buybacks

      William Lazonick

    • Part III: The Fake Claims, Debunking the Myths

      Raises and Bonuses: The PR Fraud

      William Rice

      Republicans and corporations tried to convince Americans that their employees would be rewarded. But only 4 percent of workers have gotten bonuses or raises.
    • Part III: The Fake Claims, Debunking the Myths

      A Lost Opportunity to Help Small Business

      Chuck Collins

    • Part III: The Fake Claims, Debunking the Myths

      Gutting the AMT

      David Dayen

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Demonizing the IRS to Protect Tax Evaders

      David Cay Johnston

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Massive Spending Cuts: The Tax Act's Hidden Costs

      Joshua Holland

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      How the Tax Act Undercuts Health-Care Reform

      Paul Starr

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Accelerating the Death of Real Jobs

      Katherine V.W. Stone

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      The Tax Act Actually Promotes Off-Shore Tax Tricks

      Reuven Avi-Yonah

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Worsening Inequality

      Heather Boushey & Greg Leiserson

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      The Harm to Affordable Housing

      Alyssa Katz

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Penalizing Marriage for the Poor

      Jordan Ecker

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      How the Tax Cut Sacks Puerto Rico

      Manuel Madrid

    • Part IV: The Consequences

      Denying the Child Tax Credit to Undocumented Children

      Manuel Madrid

    • Part V: The Future

      What Else Could We Do with $1.9 Trillion?

      Jon Rynn

    • Part V: The Future

      Want to Expand the Economy? Tax the Rich!

      Nick Hanauer

    • Part V: The Future

      The Long Game on Taxes

      Paul Starr

    • Part V: The Future

      How to Restore Taxes on Inheritances

      Chuck Collins

    • Part V: The Future

      Principles for Tax Reform

      Robert Kuttner

    • How the Tax Act Embodies the Republican Culture of Corruption

      Seth Hanlon

      The Tax Act is a Christmas tree of special-interest tax breaks. The only thing more corrupt than the substance was the way it was enacted.

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