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Bob Lord

Bob Lord

Bob Lord, an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, is tax counsel to Americans for Tax Fairness.

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Congress Needs to Do More to End Estate Tax Manipulations That Benefit Billionaires

The latest tax proposals in Congress are an okay first step, but don't go far enough to address one of the biggest enablers of dynastic wealth.

Bob Lord ·


Taxing Just 7 Billionaires Could Pay for Third of $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

Democrats want to spend $3.5 trillion on jobs and infrastructure. A third of that could be covered by just seven billionaires.

Bob Lord ·


Our ‘Trillion-Dollar Seven’: Can We Summon the Courage to Tax Them?

The billions our billionaires are grabbing currently face a next-to-nothing tax rate.

Bob Lord ·


Sports Teams: Congress Needs To Demolish the Everlasting Tax Shelter for Billionaires

A perverse loophole allows owners of profitable teams—and their heirs—to lower their tax bills by claiming huge paper losses.

Sarah Anderson ·


Peter Thiel Will Pay Zero in Federal Income Tax on His $5 Billion in Gains

Lawmakers have known about this giant loophole for years. Now it’s time to do something about it.

Bob Lord ·


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 ·

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