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The Drunken Race to Hook Africans on Beer

New Orleans  In Nariobi the question in a bar that always made you step back and think if you ordered a beer was whether you wanted it cold or warm, meaning at room temperature.   Given the state of refrigeration and the cost of electricity in the country, so many people had gotten used to drinking beer [...]

Aaron is Right, Aviv is Wrong: The Wealthy Cannot Keep Escaping Taxes

Aaron Dorfman

Quito   A number of the big dog, nonprofit charities trooped over to visit with Congress to try to protect every dime of their tax breaks, especially the blanket deductions that favor the rich and superrich.   They were led by Diane Aviv, the longtime head of Independent Sector, the big nonprofits trade group that [...]

Nonprofit Deductions, DREAMing, Facts, Live-In Wages, Tax Justice, and Twitter Access

Quito     With 80% of the United States households earning, and therefore paying, taxes on incomes of less than $100,000 per year, that means that the vast majority of us are filing “short forms” on IRS 1040A.  Independent studies regularly establish that the most generous Americans, when measured as a percentage of income, are those making [...]