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Taxes in a Time of Coronavirus

Amy Hanauer Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Some problems can only be solved when public officials have the resources to act. Today’s public health crisis is that kind of problem. The current disaster threatens our health and our economy.

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Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; 2/3 Support Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger(?) - Soleimani Murder; Biden and Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Seeks to Burn Books, Jail Librarians;

New Poll: Billionaire Tax Is Really Popular

Julia Conley Common Dreams
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed wealth taxes on the biggest fortunes in America. The White House and lots of billionaires are attacking them for it. But guess what: You'll be surprised who supports it.

Warren Would Take Billionaires Down a Few Billion Pegs

Patricia Cohen New York Times
This modest-sounding proposal would have a far-reaching impact on the wealthiest Americans when combined with her other tax plans — shrinking colossal fortunes over time and making it much more difficult to hand down multibillion-dollar legacies

Abolish Billionaires

Farhad Manjoo New York Times
A radical idea is gaining adherents on the left. It’s the perfect way to blunt tech-driven inequality.

A Better Way to Tax the Rich

American wealth inequality is staggering. A wealth tax, which would home in on the money people actually have, rather than just the money we earn and spend, could be a solution.

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