Ari D. Glogower (Ohio State): Taxing Inequality. The uniting power of new taxation: When higher taxes brought Americans together instead of dividing them. Inequality is worse than we know — the super-rich really do avoid a lot of taxes. There’s a solution to people abusing their wealth: Super-high taxes. Marc Benioff wants to tax billionaires, including himself. Frank Garmon reviews Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe by David Stasavage and Kenneth F. Scheve (and more). Tax cheating is as American as apple pie: New research reveals that the US has become the tax haven of choice for the super-rich.

What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? Paul Krugman on the economics of soaking the rich. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is floating a 70 percent top tax rate — here’s the research that backs her up (and more). Republicans are crying “extreme” over Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s tax idea — it’s actually pretty moderate (and more). Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 percent top tax rate is a moderate, evidence-based policy. Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans — here’s how much money that could raise. A 70% marginal rate on top incomes is a good start, but it doesn’t go far enough. Sweden has a 70 percent tax rate and it is fine.


Guy A. Rub (OSU): Amazon and the New World of Publishing. Brazil’s national police deployed to curb wave of unrest. What does Donald Trump think about when he thinks about “wall”? The border wall: How a potent symbol is now boxing Trump in. No, Trump cannot declare an “emergency” to build his wall (and more). Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences (and more and more). 1 big thing: The force that could end the shutdown. A simple way to prevent government shutdowns. How to end government shutdowns, forever. Sultan Muhammad V steps down as Malaysia’s king. Three big questions about the curious Paul Whelan “spy” case.

How Ecuador and the US locked themselves into a stalemate over Julian Assange. The story of an American Islamic State member allegedly captured in Syria. Who’s afraid of the budget deficit? Democrats shouldn’t put themselves in a fiscal straitjacket. House Democrats aim to make voting rights a national priority. Democrats’ sleeping giant: Impeachment. Coming to terms with the impeachment process: Bob Bauer on the case for starting a formal inquiry. Republican solidarity will protect Trump from impeachment. Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia. Should animals win acting Oscars? Francisco Mejia Uribe on why believing without evidence is always morally wrong.

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