Bob Lord, a tax lawyer and former Congressional candidate, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Bob previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona State University School of Law. Bob’s work focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He contributes to both the Inequality.org website and to OtherWords, the Institute’s national syndicated editorial service. Bob also is a staff member at Blog For Arizona, the leading political blog in Arizona.
Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn't have to be this way.
The last Congress ensured that America's wealth will concentrate ever more rapidly at the very top — unless the next one does something about it.
Women who report assault deserve to hear that we believe them, and that we can back them up — because we've heard the other side.
Wealth is more concentrated now than it was in John D. Rockefeller's day.
Sometimes percentages alone don't do justice to the injustice of corporate compensation.
This year's historic new CEO-worker pay gap disclosures have revealed a handful of big companies with modest internal pay gaps. Should we be applauding?
A federal jobs and income guarantee could protect workers the way unions once did.
We've reached the point where a handful of extraordinarily wealthy clans essentially have the power to suffocate our democracy.
Under the new GOP tax law, states that pay teachers a living wage subsidize states that pay them poorly.
Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.
Pay scales at major U.S. businesses are way out of whack — and that's just at the ones we know about.
If it passes, this plan would have our national tax burden resting overwhelmingly on income from the labor of working people.
The Trump-GOP tax plan is a declaration of war on homeowners, homebuilders, realtors, and the mortgage industry.
If President Trump has such concern for middle income Americans, why is he so focused on the one area — federal income taxes — where they're not getting absolutely clobbered?
The family that has made billions off trick-or-treat candy has gone generations without paying any appreciable tax on its enormous fortune.
The one "loophole closing" Trump has proposed would actually reduce tax revenue- state tax revenue, that is.
Will corporate tax receipts increase under the Trump tax plan? Will the income individuals report decline? Only one thing is sure: The rich will come out ahead.
The "One Rich Guy" who profits would.
America's wealth concentration has increased tenfold since Bill Clinton first ran for president.
Tax policy and police brutality are inextricably linked, yet no one's talking about it. Here's why they should.