- University Science Research Is Under ThreatSeptember 21, 2023 - 10:02 am
- John Steele Gordon on America’s Economic RiseSeptember 20, 2023 - 12:00 pm
- Farmers Welfare Bill: Rethinking Costly and Environmentally Distortive SubsidiesSeptember 19, 2023 - 11:00 am
- Dr. Ramachandra Guha on Gandhi’s Enduring LegacySeptember 13, 2023 - 12:00 pm
- https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Massachusetts Split Property Tax Rates – Considerations for the Current Economic ClimateSeptember 13, 2023 - 9:29 am
- Predatory Tax Ruling: Supreme Court Closes Door on Home Equity TheftSeptember 12, 2023 - 12:21 pm
- Lousy Healthcare for Thee but Not for MeSeptember 11, 2023 - 7:23 pm
- Pioneer Study: Adopt Innovative Approaches to Address K-12 STEM Teacher ShortageSeptember 7, 2023 - 9:05 am
- Paul Vallas on Chicago, School Reform, and Teachers’ UnionsSeptember 6, 2023 - 12:02 pm
- Sweden’s Pandemic Paradigm: Does Trust in Citizenry Save LivesSeptember 5, 2023 - 4:19 pm
Joe Selvaggi discusses the cost and consequences of the $1.5 trillion decade-long subsidies in the farm bill with Chris Edwards, Chair of Fiscal Studies at the Cato Institute. These subsidies have the potential to negatively impact incentives for consumers, producers, and those concerned about the environment.
This week on The Learning Curve, guest co-hosts Charlie Chieppo and Mariam Memarsadeghi interview writer and biographer Dr. Ramachandra Guha. The author of the definitive two-volume biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, Guha discusses Gandhi’s formative educational experiences, spirituality, political leadership, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance.
Many taxing jurisdictions distinguish among the various property types and treat them differently. Common property classifications include: residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural.
A majority of states, some 60 percent, use some kind of classification, but those classifications vary in scope and effective tax burden (i.e., the actual amount of tax paid after credits, deductions and other changes are taken into account.) Classifications are also operationalized differently among states. Some use a set rate for different types of properties and others use a ratio of assessment and market values.
Joe Selvaggi talks with Pacific Legal Foundation’s state legal policy deputy, attorney Jim Manley, about home equity theft, a practice that has taken 350 properties in Massachusetts, dispossessing homeowners of more than $50 million in equity.
In recent years, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have instituted programs to keep out-of-pocket drug costs high for patients. Why is the administration so eager to protect federal employees from high out-of-pocket costs but is perfectly happy for PBMs to enroll millions of other patients in these programs?