An 85-95% effective marginal tax rate means the second earner in a low-income family can increase from two days' work a week to three, four or five days and be better off by only about $4,000 a year.
Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
London remains incredibly dominant over the UK regions in terms of financial and legislative decision-making.
In the 1950s, Canada made it easy for employees to file their income tax. Now let's simplify the process for others, too.
The Cincinnati Reds' struggles on the field in recent years have extended into the courtroom, where they are battling to avoid paying sales tax on promotional giveaways they use to sell tickets.
Graft is common in the way that markets in Kinshasa are run.
Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
Tax policy favours machines over workers. Here's how to change it.
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
New economic realities have raised new challenges in applying Biblical principles to economic life. But they could still provide guidance on how to help those in need and how to levy taxes.
While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
From ‘holiday isle’ to ‘tax haven’: the Isle of Man is no paradise for locals.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
Inequality within generations is as pivotal as that between them.
Unlike the Panama Papers, the latest leak shines a light on the elites of the offshore world.
The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.