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Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy Studies and editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org

ITEP Study on Corporate Taxes

The liberal tax group ITEP has a new study suggesting that many large corporations did not pay income taxes in 2018. Low corporate income taxes may seem like a scandal, but we should eliminate these taxes altogether. Corporate taxes ultimately land on individuals as workers, shareholders, and consumers, and in today’s global economy economists think that corporate taxes land mainly on workers.


How to Improve Thanksgiving Air Travel

As millions of Americans travel to meet their families for Thanksgiving, airports will be crowded, flights will be delayed, and travelers will get stuck in long security lines. To meet growing passenger demands and improve the public’s flying experience, policymakers should adopt the best practices of 21st century aviation, including privatizing security screening, airports, and air traffic control.


Wealth Tax Revenues

Exaggerated revenue claims are fueling a false narrative that vast new spending could be funded by taxes on the rich.


Streetcar Named Quagmire

We all lose when governments misdirect our hard‐​earned dollars into activities where the costs far outweigh the benefits.


New Study on Wealth Inequality

A growing number of political leaders consider wealth inequality to be a major economic and social problem. They complain that wealth is being shifted to the top at everyone else’s expense​.Is wealth inequality the crisis that some people believe it is?


Government Assets Fall Apart

Politicians like to brag about the new projects they are spending money on, but they pay little attention to old facilities that are falling apart.