A “tax Day” Americans Could Love? (opinion) – Cnn.com

Cut Through The Hybrid Hype: Here Are The Ones That Can Actually Save You Money – Forbes

So what happened to tax policy, which might be thought to play a starring role as both cause and effect of the drama? Well, pretty much, nothing. It was not until the early hours of 2013 that we saw any changes to the income tax at all, and these were mainly to add a few percentage points to the rate bracket in which a handful of the highest earners found themselves — those couples earning more than $450,000 a year. Earlier this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty saw his monumental work “Capital in the 21st Century” translated into English and promptly rocket up all kinds of bestseller lists. Piketty’s volume tells the tale of how the United States, in particular, is approaching the highest levels of wealth and income inequality in recorded history. And what has been the policy response to Piketty’s prognosis? Well, again, nothing, unless you consider a return to a Republican Senate, and a fully divided government, something.
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Edward J. McCaffery

What keeps it interesting is covering everything from management, strategy, finance, marketing, M&A and labor to safety, global development, the environment and new cars and trucks. Although I grew up in Detroit, I hardly had gasoline flowing in my veins. Before I became embroiled in all things auto, I covered finance in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Detroit. I attended the University of Notre Dame and Columbia Universitys graduate school of Journalism School. I tacked on a semester of courses at the Columbia Business Schoollearning just enough to be dangerous. A year in the University of Michigans Knight Wallace journalism fellowship gave me a chance to study the intersection of e-commerce and the auto industry. Hard to believe, but in 2001, that was a cutting-edge topic.
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