The administration’s emphasis on curbing international tax maneuvers shows that officials are properly concerned that corporations are gaming the U.S. tax system, said Ed Kleinbard, a tax law professor at the University of Southern California.
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TCF fellow Andrew Fieldhouse presents a (detailed) explainer to show just how economic recovery happens, and how a budget deficit is actually desirable in an economic slump.READ MORE
Blogger Jacob Anbinder discusses what happens when a city like Cleveland loses an airline hub due to mergers or airline closings. The answer: it's a mixed bag. What isn't mixed, though, is the airline industry's trend toward oligopoly.READ MORE
TCF fellow Amy Dean's latest in the Tikkun Daily discusses a politically-active Jewish community in Raleigh, North Carolina, and how this group is fighting for social change.
"Raising awareness of, and getting more Jews involved in, policy issues that affect regular and poor North Carolinians is one of [Carolina Jews for Justice (CJJ)]'s major goals for the next year. To this end, they are already mobilizing teams of people in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill to register voters and make sure people have the proper identification to comply with the state’s new Voter ID law. Raising money to make the work sustainable is another pressing goal."
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It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.READ MORE
In alternative culture digest Utne.com, TCF fellow Amy Dean discusses the National Domestic Workers Alliance' and its fight for domestic workers’ rights in the care industry.
How’s the NDWA doing it? One of the biggest lessons from their struggle is casting a wide net, says Amy B. Dean in Yes! Magazine (Oct. 9, 2013). In campaigns across the country, the group partners not only with national unions like AFSCME and SEIU, but also with faith-based groups like Bend the Arc and nonprofits like the National Council on Aging.
Read more at Utne.com.
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