Counting the Cost

Counting the cost of neoliberalism in Chile

How the doctrine of neoliberalism has undermined democracy in Chile. Plus, a look at the effects of phantom investments.

Inequality

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Twenty people, including one who remained anonymous, signed a letter this summer essentially asking to be taxed more.

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

AJ Impact

As economic growth languishes, state of Maine banks on immigrants

In northern New England, an aging population has hamstrung growth, but immigration could provide heft for the workforce.

As economic growth languishes, state of Maine banks on immigrants

AJ Impact

Tough choices: Malaysia faces tightrope act in upcoming budget

The government’s commitment to fiscal discipline will be tested by Malaysians’ grouses over rising costs of living.

Tough choices: Malaysia faces tightrope act in upcoming budget

AJ Impact

OECD takes aim at tech giants with global tax plan

The international tax negotiations are an important bargaining chip in a dispute that is mixed with trade issues.

OECD takes aim at tech giants with global tax plan

AJ Impact

Carbon border tax plan could worsen US-EU trade tensions

New commissioner in Brussels pledges to move quickly on fee targeting foreign firms with high greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon border tax plan could worsen US-EU trade tensions

AJ Impact

Japan hikes sales taxes to 10 percent after two delays

The tax increase risks further deteriorating consumer spending and tipping Japan's economy into a recession.

Japan hikes sales taxes to 10 percent after two delays

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Starbucks wins, Fiat loses in EU tax fights

Both cases were part of Margrethe Vestager's crackdown on unlawful tax breaks offered by EU countries to multinationals.

Starbucks wins, Fiat loses in EU tax fights

AJ Impact

India slashes corporate taxes in multibillion-dollar growth bid

The economic effect, however, could be fairly small as a majority of Indian companies do not pay taxes.

India slashes corporate taxes in multibillion-dollar growth bid

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Trump plans middle income tax cut for 2020

The proposal, which currently lacks details, could face challenges from a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Trump plans middle income tax cut for 2020

Opinion

Why mainstream analyses of the upcoming recession are wrong

Yes, Trump's policies will cause a recession, but his tariffs are not the reason.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

AJ Impact

Fighting brain drain: Poland waives income taxes on young workers

The new law applies to workers who are younger than 26 years old.

Fighting brain drain: Poland waives income taxes on young workers

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US to probe French plan to tax tech companies

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says French tax 'unfairly targets American companies'.

US to probe French plan to tax tech companies

AJ Impact

New report: US government now at risk for default

A US default could spook investors, slam debt markets and increase borrowing costs for the government and individuals.

New report: US government now at risk for default

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Pakistan goes after hidden assets and finds nearly $450 million

After another IMF loan, the country is increasing enforcement on tax avoidance to help manage its debt.

Pakistan goes after hidden assets and finds nearly $450 million