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.

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An Open Letter to the Top 1 Percent

You might want to rethink all those really nice things you’ve been saying about ‘equality of opportunity.’

Red Herring in the Inequality Debate

It sounds crazy, but a major distraction in our debate about inequality in America today is inequality itself.

A Tax System that Targets Workers

We have taxes on the labor we do and another set of taxes on wealth.

Congressional Coddling of the Rich

Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families.

A Tax Cut for Tax Cheats

Spending a dollar on the IRS adds $255 to the federal budget.

Our Widely Ignored Redistribution Up

If redistribution is so terrible, why do our policy wonks pay so little attention to redistribution from poor to rich?

A Tax System that Targets Workers

U.S. rates on wealth have fallen while rates on labor income have gone up. That’s unsustainable.