Hurricane Maria exacerbated many of the difficulties that Puerto Rico was already facing, including a long-running debt crisis, unemployment and housing shortage. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano, who has been reporting on Puerto Rico, joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain why many…
By PBS NewsHour
"No taxation without representation" — the rallying cry of the American Revolution — gives the impression that taxation was the principal irritant between Britain and its American colonies. But, in fact, taxes in the colonies were much lower than taxes…
By Making Sen$e Editor
The right measure is not how much wealth or income people have or receive, but their spending power after the government has levied taxes on those resources and supplemented those resources with welfare and other benefits.
By Laurence Kotlikoff, Alan Auerbach
Since their invention, people have found ways around paying those pesky taxes, including destroying their own homes.
By Tracy Moran, OZY
By Thomas Piketty
The author of today's best-selling book about economics predicts that inequality is bound to get worse. His advocacy for an international tax on capital is well-known by now, but what else does he think can stem the tide of wealth…
Tea Party activists across the country used Thursday's income tax filing deadline as a platform to voice disputes over the growth of government, while the Obama administration stressed the importance of tax-funded programs. Jim Lehrer reports.
GOP presidential hopefuls gathered in Michigan Tuesday for a debate centering on economic issues, the first such appearance for newcomer former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn. Political reporters assess how the candidates fared in the forum.
Former Alaska Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Gravel talks about his campaign fundraising, U.S. relations with Iran and details his personal and political background in the newest in a series of in-depth interviews with the 2008 presidential candidates.
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