economy

Corps. That Pay No Federal Taxes – Education Article

Most of us pay our taxes. Most of us are amazed to learn that some very profitable corporations pay no federal taxes. Some corporations move to states where they pay little or no state taxes. Their tax avoidance strategies starve our schools and other vital public services. This article from the New York Times lists major corporations that make large profits and pay no federal taxes.  It’s a topic that several presidential candidates, led by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth…

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Is What Once Made U.S. Schools Great Now Holding Them Back? – Top Performers – Education Article

Editor’s Note: This piece originally stated, erroneously, that Nikolai Konratieff had won a Nobel Prize in economics.  It has since been updated. The United States, long widely regarded as the world leader in education, peaked and leveled off in the 1970s, while a growing number of other countries came from behind to far exceed American performance. Why?  If we knew the answer to that question, it might say a lot about what we have to do to match the performance…

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The Great American Growth Machine and How to Fix it – Top Performers – Education Article

That’s, more or less, the title of the article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal‘s Saturday Review section last weekend. It was written by Alan Greenspan, the former head of the Federal Reserve and Adrian Wooldridge, the political editor of the Economist. The authors point to slow growth, the decline in productivity of the economy as a whole and the unusually slow rate of formation of new firms as signs that the kind of dynamism that has…

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