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Past articles by Alex:

To Stimulate R&D Investment, Stop Penalizing it in the Tax Code

In his State of the Union Address, President Biden called for leveling the global research & development (R&D) playing field by increasing federal R&D spending, specifically by asking Congress to pass the bipartisan United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). → Read More

How Will Build Back Better Impact Inflation?

The persistently high inflation in recent months has made some lawmakers question the need for additional deficit spending, In the short term, the Build Back Better Act would likely contribute to inflation, but the magnitude of that contribution is unclear. → Read More

Comparing Tax Provisions in Different Versions of the House Build Back Better Act

The most recent versions of President Biden's Build Back Better plan are improvements on the original proposal, but would still reduce economic growth and average after-tax incomes for the top 80 percent of earners in the long run. → Read More

Top Combined Capital Gains Tax Rates Would Average Nearly 37 Percent Under House Dems’ Plan

Seven states would face combined top marginal capital gains tax rates of more than 40 percent, nearing the top rate among OECD countries, currently levied by Denmark at 42 percent. → Read More

How the Tax Code Handles Inflation (and How It Doesn't)

While parts of the U.S. tax code can handle inflation, full expensing of capital investment would be a major improvement along these lines. → Read More

Biden’s Proposed Capital Gains Tax Rate Would be Highest for Many in a Century

President Biden's proposed capital gains tax rate would the highest for many in a century. Learn more about the Biden capital gains tax rate proposal. → Read More

Raising the Corporate Rate to 28 Percent Reduces GDP by $720 Billion Over Ten Years

Our economic modeling provides more context, for instance, about how the effects of a higher corporate income tax rate compound over time, which we estimate would reduce GDP by a cumulative $720 billion over the next 10 years. → Read More

Wyden Energy Tax Proposal for Biden Infrastructure Bill

As the Biden administration turns toward infrastructure, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Or.) has suggested including reforms to the way the tax code subsidizes energy production in such a package, eliminating 44 "tax breaks" for various activities in the energy sector and replacing them with only three. → Read More

How Corporate Tax Rules Hurt American Manufacturing

No matter where you stand on internal conservative policy debates, whether you want to stimulate manufacturing specifically or you just want to cut taxes, fixing depreciation by allowing capital investment to be deducted immediately should fit your interests. → Read More

What Biden Gets Wrong on Taxes and Manufacturing

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on bringing manufacturing back to America as part of his post-pandemic economic-recovery plan. But his proposal for a tax on minimum book income, intended to reduce corporate tax avoidance, would make this promise harder to keep. → Read More

How the CARES Act Fixed a Tax Bias Against Green Investment

One under-discussed part of the CARES Act is a correction to a drafting error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, often known as the “retail glitch.” → Read More

Attracting Manufacturing to the U.S. Should Start with Neutral Tax Treatment, Not Subsidies

Before considering industry-specific laws and subsidies for onshoring, policymakers should make sure the U.S. tax code is not biased against domestic investment in the first place. → Read More

Why Neutral Cost Recovery Is Good for Workers

Studies have shown that accelerated depreciation helps increase wage growth. A recent report found that states that implemented accelerated depreciation in their tax codes led to a 2.5 percent increase in compensation per employee in manufacturing, relative to states that did not. → Read More

What the Internet Can Teach Us About Capital Investment, Infrastructure, and Tax Policy

As telecom companies prepare for the push for 5G, our tax system should not get in the way of investment that could bring large benefits in terms of quality of life and productivity for the public. → Read More

Trump offers up bad policy idea that won't help struggling restaurants

During his Sunday coronavirus press conference, President Trump proposed bringing back the corporate income tax deduction for meal spending, hoping to save these restaurants. This is undoubtedly a well-intentioned move, but it is nonetheless a completely wrong-headed policy approach. Instead, we should focus on helping these restaurants directly. → Read More

Don't Believe the Hype: Sales Tax Holidays Are Usually a Ripoff

A weekend where a few items are free of sales taxes is a poor substitute for permanent reforms. → Read More

Andrew Yang Is Wrong About Shopping Malls and Amazon

Yang wants to bail out malls that are struggling to compete with online retailers, but Amazon is already putting some of those dead retail spaces to better use. → Read More

Delaney on Medicare-for-All: "This Isn't About Health Care, This is an Anti-Private Sector Strategy"

The former Maryland congressman criticized the progressive wing of the Democratic party for embracing such expansive government involvement. → Read More

Utah Is Letting Lots of Government Employees Work From Home

And it's actually kind of great. → Read More

Outraged Politicians and Official Statistics Miss the Benefits of Tech

Many innovations' benefits aren't captured by the GDP. → Read More