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Articles by Aparna Mathur

Absurdities at the IRS Sunday, April 13, 2014
Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. Embezzlers, thieves, and bootleggers may ...
A ‘Genius’ Way to Avoid Taxes Sunday, April 14, 2013
Nobel Prize laureates are avoiding heavy taxes on their prize money via a loophole that benefits charities. President Obama and former vice president Al Gore ...
How Taxing the Rich Harms the Middle Class Wednesday, February 15, 2012
‘Rich corporations’ don’t pay taxes. Workers do.
Race to the Top of the Laffer Curve Wednesday, February 16, 2011
David Leonhardt of the New York Times has it exactly backward: America’s corporate tax rates are driving economic activity abroad.
Labor Laws Make Finding Work More Laborious Friday, August 20, 2010
Policies designed to protect workers reduce the incentive to become better-educated.
Cap-and-Stick-It-to-All Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The conventional wisdom is wrong: cap-and-trade will affect all consumers nationwide with little to distinguish the burden across regions.
Courting Trouble on Patents Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Memo to Congress: a popular patent reform idea would be costly and counterproductive.
Dan Practice Friday, June 1, 2007
A study of recent investment flows says that being a democracy may actually make it harder for a developing country to attract capital from abroad.
Foreign Investors Prefer Predictability to Democracy Tuesday, May 29, 2007
A study of recent investment flows says that being a democracy may actually make it harder for a developing country to attract capital from abroad.
Forgive Us Our Debts Monday, January 8, 2007
New research finds that one of the best ways to encourage people to start businesses is to have lenient bankruptcy laws, writes APARNA MATHUR. We need to send ...
 
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