I have no idea what the nonprofit community would do without Rick Cohen of the Nonprofit Quarterly: if there’s an issue affecting nonprofits he’ll have a fresh and useful perspective on it, and this article about the Community Health Needs Assessments required by the Affordable Care Act is no exception. What struck me most was [...]
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In his most recent post, Matthew Kahn describes me as someone who believes that people want to keep up with the Joneses. But I’ve never felt comfortable with that way of characterizing people’s concerns about relative income, because of its apparent implication that inequality wouldn’t matter if only people could learn to ignore negative emotions [...]
“Cliff” speech mentions immigration, global warming, infrastructure, and gun violence.
Republicans vote 151-85 to crash the economy and raise taxes on the middle class. Democrats vote 174-16 the other way.
AP reports vote was “bipartisan.”
Apparently the votes aren’t there for an amendment, so the House will pass the Senate bill tonight.
Can a cut in value-added tax stimulate economic growth?
Fiscal Cliff negotiators: tax alcohol; tax tobacco; tax carbon; eliminate “carried interest.”
Warren Buffet has a piece to today’s NYT calling for higher taxes and disputing the notion that this will reduce investment. Matt Miller (@mattmillernow) noted this morning via twitter that the most consequential aspect of Buffet’s piece is his call for federal spending to be capped at 21% of GDP.