“Daddy Bonus” & “Mommy Tax” – or the value of having children

Last May the Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies at the City University of New York released a paper titled: The ‘Mommy Tax’ and ‘Daddy Bonus’ Parenthood and Income in New York City 1990 – 2010. The paper included a considerable number of tables on incomes for men and woman both with and […]

Who pays the most taxes? A worthless graphic

I spotted this graphic over at CNN tonight. But they don’t get the real credit as it came from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The full CNN article is here, and the interactive graphic is here. It is hard to imagine how to construct a less informative graphic to compare tax rates around […]

Obama’s health care promises and costs for small businesses

As I was getting up this morning I turned on the radio. I was hoping for a weather forecast. Instead I got Representative Ann Wagner giving the Weekly Republican Address. Wagner started by quoting Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to cut premiums for health care by up to $2,500. She saw this a a broken promise […]

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