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    Response to Matt Yglesias: Heritage Tax Chart Isn’t Misleading

    Matt Yglesias, now with Vox, finds this chart of ours misleading: He admits that the data is correct and that what it shows—that the federal income tax is highly progressive—is also correct. So what’s the problem? Our chart looks exclusively at federal income taxes in the context of the current … More

    The Benefits of Marriage to Low-Income Americans Aren’t Just About the Combined Paycheck

    Is splitting costs such as housing in half the only advantage marriage brings to helping eradicate poverty? Slate’s Matt Yglesias suggested that yesterday, writing, “Marriage ‘lifts’ families out of poverty not by increasing their incomes but by reducing what the federal government assumes their expenses to be. Single people often … More

    Costco to Pay Out Big Dividend Before Obama Tax Hikes Hit

    Add Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal to the list of corporate allies of the Obama Administration whose rhetoric and actions contradict one another. Speaking at the Democratic National Convention back in September, Sinegal stated: And that’s why I am here tonight supporting President Obama, a President making an economy built to … More

    Answering DeLong, Yglesias, and Collender

    My Corner post from last Wednesday — pointing out that government “stimulus” spending does not add new purchasing power to the economy because the government must first borrow that purchasing power out of the economy — caused a stir among liberal bloggers Brad DeLong, Matt Yglesias and Stan Collender. Their posts … More