gift http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13230/all en NY Times Op-Ed Writer's Muddled Logic: Money Not Paid in Taxes a Gift from Government http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-writers-muddled-logic-money-not-paid-taxes-gift-government <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s a really skewed view of the relationship between citizens and the government – that anything you earn and get to keep by not paying to the government in the form of taxes is a show of benevolence from the government.</p> <br /> <p>But that’s apparently the view of Richard H. Thaler, professor at the University of Chicago. In the Sept. 26 New York Times, Thaler, declares that tax cuts are a gift in his op-ed <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/business/26view.html?src=busln"></a>“What the Rich Don’t Need.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-op-ed-writers-muddled-logic-money-not-paid-taxes-gift-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Taxes gift Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:27:00 +0000 admin 27080 at http://www.mrc.org Bad Company III http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Businessmen are in every city and town in America.</p> <p> They make the tractors that harvest your food, the jewelry you wear and the electricity that makes our society run. They sell vegetables at your farmers' market and help you get connected to the World Wide Web. They give heart surgeons a place to work and kids a place to play after school.</p> <p> And whether you work for one of them, a non-profit, or the government, they pay for your job.</p> <p> What do they earn for all of their hard work? Abuse.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 100 2005 2006 2007 abc abcs accused AIDS america american Americans april Arts average bad ballmer berresford big bill billion billions bmi brian broadcast buffett business businesses businessman businessmen case cbs cbss centers CEO CEOs charitable charity CNN collapse companies company comparison consumer consumers corporate coverage criminal criminals david defense didnt diversity Dobbs donating Donors dont economist education Enron evening executive explained fact fat foundation foundations Fox free freedom gas Gates generous gift giving global Goliath good greed half historic included industry jobs Journalists list Lou made make makes market melinda mentioned Microsoft million Mine money NBC negative networks news oil pay people percent philanthropists philanthropy portrayals portrayed positive president Press price prices private profit profits public ratio report reporter research rich run Shareholders showed shows small started stories story study sylvester tied tonight top universities viewpoint warming wasnt williams Women words work worker workers world worldcom wrote year years Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:02:00 +0000 admin 30565 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Chavez Interview Fawns over 'Intelligent,' 'Passionate' Dictator http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-chavez-interview-fawns-over-intelligent-passionate-dictator <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez “does like this country” and is “passionate,” “dignified,” “intelligent” and loves coffee. </p> <br /> <p >     That’s the conclusion of an ABC exclusive interview with a man who has threatened to shut off oil to the United States and who even human rights groups criticize for his abuse of power.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-chavez-interview-fawns-over-intelligent-passionate-dictator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy bush dictator gas gift heating home HugoChavez oil Venezuela Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25585 at http://www.mrc.org