Century Foundation fellow Edward Kleinbard testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, June 13. Kleinbard appeared as part of a hearing on “Tax Reform: Tax Havens, Base Erosion, and Profit-Shifting.”
The hearing follows on news that American corporations—such as Apple—have been using tax loopholes to avoid paying corporate taxes on billions of dollars in profits.
From Century Foundation trustee Jonathan Alter, The Center Holds tells the story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.
”The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time,“ writes Century Foundation senior fellow Barton Gellman in today’s Washington Post.
Read the full report.
Much of the world’s international crime flows through a handful of countries. Century Foundation senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe says these countries operate as hubs, much like some airports serve as central points for large numbers of flights.
A new interactive map from The Century Foundation draws on Keefe’s research to highlight several of these international crime hubs
Apple established overseas subsidiaries in areas with very low corporate taxes—but had they paid in accordance with American tax rates, we would be looking at an additional $35 billion.
Whether you consider Cook’s approach to be smart or sneaky, it makes for compelling hypotheticals.
Click through to see what Century fellows, staff, and bloggers would do with the money #IfApplePaid.
A new report from The Century Foundation looks at the growing racial and socioeconomic stratification in the community colleges system, and offers suggestions for improving educational outcomes.
If you missed task force chairs Anthony Marx and Eduardo Padrón leading a panel discussion on the new report, you can still catch the recording.
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Benjamin Landy, on June 18, 2013
When Mitt Romney lost the presidential election last year with a mere 27 percent of the growing Hispanic vote, the Republican Party wasted no time reversing their longstanding position on immigration [...] Read More
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By The Century Foundation Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal
Published by The Century Foundation Press, May 23, 2013
Two-year colleges have opened the doors of higher education for low-income and working-class students as never before, and yet, community colleges often lack the resources to provide the conditions for student success. [...]