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James Delmore | 2015-10-07

After having only been in existence for a little more than five years, Airbnb has attracted the indignation of several powerful enemies. Politicians who are eager to collect more tax revenue, city activists who claim that Airbnb will lead to more gentrification and higher rental costs, and hotel chains that resent the perceived loss of profits, are all lobbying the government to regulate and tax the new company as hotels in order to achieve their goals. 

| 2014-10-28

This article originally appeared in RealClearMarkets.

Whatever the results of the election, Congress is planning to reconvene on November 12 for a lame duck session, so-called because the days in office of some members will be numbered. As well as passing a budget for fiscal year 2015, the 113th Congress will try to finish up other bills, including the extension of tax provisions that expired on January 1, 2014.

| 2014-10-14

This article originally appeared in RealClearMarkets.

Many people think that when the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) expires on December 11, this will open the door for the first time to the taxation of the Internet. Wrong. The Internet is already taxed, and taxation can continue even if IFTA is extended.

| 2014-09-19

This article originally appeared in MarketWatch.

Forget the feminists’ War on Women.

Neil Deininger | 2014-05-05

In search of new sources of revenue to cover state budget deficits, many states have started collecting an “Amazon Tax.” When Florida started collecting sales tax through Amazon on May 1st, 2014, it became the 21st state to do so. As more states force Amazon to collect sales tax, the corporation is seeing a

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 2014-04-28

Thomas Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, has achieved a major coup, to use a word from his native France: catapulting his 600-plus-page book on inequality into the public discourse.

He postulates that

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 2014-04-15

By Tax Day, April 15, Americans have spent an average of 27 hours filling out their tax returns. Tax collections are at a record high. The government's numerous encounters with the debt ceiling and a potential default have placed fiscal policy front and center in this year's midterm elections.

E21 | 2014-04-15

Today, Tax Day, everyone understands that it is not just paying the taxes that is painful, it is getting together all the information and filling out the forms. The cost is time as well as money

Jared Meyer, Neil Deininger | 2014-04-02

While many Netflix subscribers have been binge-watching House of Cards since Season Two premiered in February, the show’s producers have been binging on Maryland taxpayers’ money. Through its first two seasons, the production company of House of Cards, Media Rights Capital, has received more than $26 million

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 2014-03-18

The idea that inequality limits a country's economic growth is on the verge of becoming conventional wisdom. But, despite the latest International Monetary Fund report, no one has proved the negative macroeconomic effects of inequality.

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