The Shift: Houston Loves Big Business. How Much Should Big Business Now Love It Back?

With the major devastation in the area, it seems worth reminding companies about how generous local taxpayers have been in recent years.

Economic View: Will the Republican Tax Bill Be Aimed at the Economic Past, or the Future?

August 25, 2017 Economic View By NEIL IRWIN Congress and the Trump administration are said to be hard at work creating a tax bill, aiming for a signature economic policy achievement in the months ahead. As they do so, there is a fundamental tension they will have to...

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations

Corporations Are People By NEIL IRWIN April 28, 2017 Corporations are people, Mitt Romney once told us. But if the Trump administration’s tax plan were to become law, in the future a whole lot of people may just become corporations. That’s...

5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump’s Tax Plan This Year

It has obvious benefits for the rich but not the middle class, lobbyists don’t like parts of it, and its effect on Mr. Trump’s own taxes is unclear because he won’t release his returns.

Economic Trends: Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

Economic Trends By NEIL IRWIN April 26, 2017 The tax plan the Trump administration released Wednesday consists (so far) of a single page of bullet points. If this were a more rounded plan, we could wait for the tax wonks at various think tanks to run it...