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Bob Lord

Bob Lord

Bob Lord, a veteran tax lawyer and former congressional candidate, practices and blogs in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow.

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The Tax Foundation Uses Mythical Taxpayers to Cause Alarm Over Proposals That Only Impact the Wealthiest Among Us

No actual taxpayers are going to face anything remotely close to the tax rate critics of the Biden tax plan are claiming.

Bob Lord ·


Feast Your Eyes on the Trillion-Dollar SUV

The concentration of America's wealth has hit still another terrifying new milestone.

Bob Lord ·


The Rich Are Not Remotely Paying Their Fair Share

The share of the nation’s wealth pie owned by the richest 0.01 percent has quadrupled over the last 70 years. Their percent of the total tax obligation has stayed the same. What’s wrong with this picture?

Bob Lord ·


Taxes on the Rich: One-Sixth of What They Used to Be

A new IPS briefing paper highlights the unique role of tax policy in wealth concentration.

Chuck Collins ·


Inequality in America: Far Beyond Extreme

The maldistribution of America’s income and wealth has reached levels that our conventional economic stats have trouble revealing.

Bob Lord ·


The Basic Case for a Wealth Tax

America's 12 wealthiest now control $1 trillion of wealth. The only practical way to address this extreme wealth concentration: a tax on accumulated grand fortune.

Bob Lord ·


Taxes Paid By Billionaires Decreased 79 Percent Since 1980, as Percentage of Their Wealth

As we emerge from this pandemic, substantial tax increases are inevitable. Central to the program should be a tax that limits the hoarding of wealth by the billionaire class.

Bob Lord ·


Innovation Used to Benefit Workers. Can It Again?

Machines can make jobs better, but a tiny class of bosses uses them to make jobs disappear. It doesn't have to be this way.

Bob Lord ·

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