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On any given day, nearly 7 million adult Americans are under the supervision of the nation’s criminal justice systems: in prison, on probation, or on parole. That is more than 2 percent of the entire population and nearly 3 percent of the adult population. READ MORE

June 3, 2014

The most memorable slogan of the 2012 election campaign was Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” plan. The Republican presidential primary candidate called for a 9 percent value added tax, 9 percent flat income tax, and 9 percent federal sales tax to replace all existing federal taxes. READ MORE

April 29, 2014

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama embraced the movement for a $10.10 minimum wage. Two weeks later, he went even further, issuing an executive order that set $10.10 an hour as the minimum wage for all federal contractors, effective January 1, 2015. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

A free economy in a free society requires free workers. Everyone should have the opportunity to join a union, every year. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

If the global financial crisis has taught us anything about finance, it is not to trust the big Wall Street investment banks. The banks created the crisis, but profited from it. Millions of Americans are still mired in loss, but after a brief setback in 2008, the banks quickly recovered. READ MORE

April 8, 2014

The FICA payroll tax may be the most regressive tax in the developed world: The least a progressive administration could do would be to remove the taxable maximum. READ MORE

April 1, 2014

To avoid waste, reduce inequality and maintain some semblance of market efficiency, income taxes should be used to make money as meaningful to a millionaire as it is to you or me. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

That every American should have inexpensive access to all necessary health care is not a matter for debate. As with our education system, our long-standing traditions of local control and community care should remain bedrock principles of our health care system. READ MORE

March 18, 2014