What do the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s taxes mean?

Two recent cases from the US Supreme Court gave President Trump both a victory and a setback, argues law professor David Sklansky.

Sharon Driscoll-Stanford • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: united-states supreme-court taxes featured society-and-culture laws courts elections us-presidents

Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: business jobs money united-states states taxes society-and-culture

Expert: Taxes beat bans for promoting reusable bags

More places are restricting or banning plastic bags at the store. A professor of economics and public policy says taxes better push people to reusable.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: pollution taxes consumers society-and-culture earth-and-environment laws plastics

Philadelphia soda tax falls flat

After Philadelphia imposed a soda tax, sales dropped 46%. But there's a catch: sales immediately outside the city saw a dramatic increase.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: obesity sugar taxes society-and-culture health-and-medicine soft-drinks

E-cigarette taxes will push people to tobacco

"E-cigarettes and cigarettes are economic substitutes… So if you raise the tax on one product, you will increase use of the other product."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Nov. 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco taxes health-and-medicine

Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

With more investment, better energy storage for wind and solar power could prevent extra energy from being wasted and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: money renewable-energy batteries taxes earth-and-environment

Nationwide soda tax would mean $7B in net benefits

Economists considered health, enjoyment, tax revenue, and other factors in their consideration of a nationwide soda tax.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sugar economics taxes consumers health-and-medicine soft-drinks

Opioid epidemic may have cost US $37B in tax revenue

Beyond the health costs of the opioid epidemic, new research looks at the money lost when poeple can't work.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
April 17, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: addiction opioids jobs taxes society-and-culture workplaces

3 experts explain our new tax code

As tax day looms, experts break down the Trump administration's new tax law and what it means for taxpayers.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
April 13, 2019 ~12 min

Tags: money government taxes featured society-and-culture laws

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