It’s Time to Eliminate the US Corporate Income Tax

by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Voxeu.org Though taxing corporations may be a political no-brainer, it may be a big economic mistake. This column discusses recent research showing that the tax is not paid primarily by rich corporate shareholders. They can, and do, move their capital away from countries that have high corporate rates. Eliminating the US …

The American Jury Is Still Out; But the European Judge Condemns the Prisoner

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (11) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (10) “The American Jury is Out, But the European Jury Has Voted”[i] reported on the unfolding courtroom dramas, on both sides of the Atlantic, in relation to the verdict on the economic recovery. Last week, the American …

Economic Data Show Massive QE and ZIRP Failure

The headline Consumer Price Index for November was 0%, which was below the consensus guess of economists of 0.1%. Since the onset of QE3 and 4 in November 2o12, CPI has trended from an annual rate of 2% to now 1%. With the latest CPI data now posted, it’s an opportune time to go back and look at several other economic indicators, including key measures adjusted for inflation to show the growth rate in real constant dollar terms.