Economic inequality

How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

by Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
New research reveals new insight into the ways in which race or gender can affect a tax bill.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk during the first markup of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation.
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How tax cuts get "paid for"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 11, 2019
Can a tax cut pay for itself? We dive into the language used by the president's chief economic adviser.
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Calling in the pros this tax season

by Robyn Edgar Apr 15, 2019
With so many changes to the tax code, people like Evin Moore are using experts.
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The turf war over taxes

by Ryan Kailath Feb 20, 2018
New polling shows that public sentiment is growing more favorable toward the recent tax law. Maybe chalk that up to the little extra money many people are seeing in their paychecks as a result of new tax brackets. But in…
Final Note

In just a few seconds, Gary Cohn accidentally illustrated the problem with the Republican tax plan

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2017
"Why aren't the other hands up?"
Economic adviser Gary Cohn waits to speak during the daily news briefing at the White House on Sept. 28.
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Trying to follow the competing GOP tax bills? We're confused, too.

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Nov 13, 2017
As congressional Republicans keep grinding away on their tax bill, the question is: which tax bill? The full House is planning to vote on its bill this week. The Senate Finance Committee started work on its bill today, and President…

The tax bill is out – time for amendments ... and lobbyists

by Dan Gorenstein Nov 6, 2017
Today the House Ways and Means Committee meets to debate the bill to overhaul the tax code. Officially it’s called a markup: committee members offer amendments before it goes to a House vote. What happens during a markup – and…

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Former Sen. Bill Bradley talks tax reform

by Lizzie O'Leary Sep 22, 2017
Marketplace Weekend digs into the issue of tax reform, plus, a look at taxes as a tool for social engineering.
Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley speaks during a news conference to discuss Cory Booker's campaign run for the Senate on June 2013. 
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Rep. Brady on tax reform: 'We're going to get this done this year'

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 24, 2017
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee believes the government won't shut down Friday.
"We bounce back from recessions like no other country does. But not this last time," said Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

A bipartisan approach could save Trump's tax reform

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Apr 11, 2017
Linking infrastructure to tax reform could draw more votes, says Jason Furman of the Peterson Institute.
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