Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
The shock of Brexit could have repercussions for the design of the UK economy.
Inequality has reached untenable levels – public spending and wealth taxes are needed.
Pot taxes will change the ability of some to purchase recreational marijuana.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
How did Alaska, one of the richest states in the Union, end up with budget cuts that lawmakers on both sides say could wreck the state's future? One answer's found in three letters: PFD.
Tax credit refunds are an effective means of ensuring that Canada's poverty gap, now clearly identified, is addressed for low-income families. So what's taking so long?
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.
Wars play a central role in increasing numbers of refugees worldwide. Is it time to think about a "destruction tax"?
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
As more Canadians flock to urban centres, those cities have fewer options to raise taxes New tax policies are needed that reflect the shift to a digital economy.
Politically speaking, the Easter break is a blessing for a jaded electorate, at least a partial rest for voters' in a campaign that's started as an impossibly complex jumble of claims and numbers.
Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
The IRS already has all the info it needs from 40% of filers, yet lobbying by tax preparers is stymieing efforts to make the filing process simpler.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.