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.
A wrong decision in the Moore case could set back tax justice for years.
An innovative tax-the-rich proposal now before lawmakers would reverse the wealth concentration that’s suffocating our democracy
Why are our planet’s finest hoopsters bricking free throws? Pals of plutocrats have a convenient explanation.
We’ll never, as a nation, take on the ultra-rich if millions of Americans identify with them.
A new GOP bill, formally entitled the ’Death Tax Repeal Act,’ would enable our super-rich to avoid both income and estate tax on their investment gains.
Should our tax system be discouraging automation or leveling the tax playing field between workers and machines?
You never know when an editorial can come in handy. Just ask Jeff Bezos.
Our tax loopholes let marginal and arbitrary differences in facts give rise to markedly different tax outcomes.
Vast fortunes rely on destroying our planet. Taxing those fortunes to fund climate action could give us a shot at survival.
Fanboys of the richest person on Earth are spinning bogus tales that swell the Musk fortune and embellish his ‘genius.’
How we can prevent the wealthiest of our wealthy from exempting virtually unlimited billions from tax.
Yes, we could ensure that our richest pay something in the neighborhood of their fair tax share.
But our only quarter-trillionaire is still not paying anything close to his fair tax share.
We’re finally debating that question. Let’s not miss our opportunity.
Have we just about decided that the further accumulation of billionaire fortunes makes for good public policy?
A new U.S. District Court ruling helps billionaires escape millions in gift taxes.
The latest tax proposals in Congress are an okay first step, but don’t go far enough to address one of the biggest enablers of dynastic wealth.
It’s a complicated question. But as a tax attorney, I believe firmly that the flaws are intentional.
President Joe Biden has proposed tax reforms to close a capital gains loophole favoring the wealthiest Americans.
The capital-gains-tax proposal would actually protect family farmers like those on “Little House on the Prairie” and tax the windfall riches ‘earned” by ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’