Published Articles

We were all worried about the most affluent luxury customers. After all, sales growth at Tiffany’s has recently slowed to the low double-digits. Its stock has taken a beating. READ MORE

December 24, 2011

The greatest injustice in the entire tax code is the fact that the poor pay more while the rich pay less. Congress should stop playing politics with the payroll tax cut and make it permanent by extending Social Security taxes to everyone. READ MORE

December 20, 2011

Using the chained COLA idea to cut future Social Security benefits would have been an even bigger disaster than the supercommittee itself. On the day you retire, your Social Security benefits are fixed forever. READ MORE

December 19, 2011

No one wants to pay taxes. But when we have to choose between a tax break for those making over $110,100 a year or a tax increase for those making over $110,100 a year, the choice is clear. READ MORE

December 12, 2011

The United States had the highest level of inequality among G-7 countries both in 1980 and in 2008. France is the only G-7 country to have experienced declining inequality over that period. Inequality rose in all of the other six. READ MORE

December 6, 2011

The war on workers in the wake of the global financial crisis isn’t limited to one country. It is a worldwide effort to reduce government services and restrict worker rights. In today’s globalized world, when workers anywhere take a stand, they stand for all of us. READ MORE

December 5, 2011

Occupy movements have now sprung up in at least 20 countries, and probably more. They all speak, in one way or another, for the other 99 percent. But the other 99 percent means different things in different places. READ MORE

December 3, 2011

A flat Social Security tax would generate over $100 billion more every year than the current regressive tax. In a time of high debt and budget deficits, that’s money the government could desperately use. READ MORE

November 30, 2011