Mark Schmitt is a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, a columnist for The New Republic, and the former executive editor of the American Prospect.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Big Idea: To Fight Inequality, Link Worker Pay to Corporate Taxes
With both presidential candidates promising major reform of the federal tax system, we’ll start to hear variations on the phrase, “If you want more of something, tax it less, and if you want less of something, tax it more.” There’s more to taxes than just raising money to support public services and determining who deserves to pay.