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How Should Tax Reform Treat Employee Stock and Options?

How Should Tax Reform Treat Employee Stock and Options?

by    Donald Marron

In America, stock options create some unusual challenges for tax writers. The tax treatment of employee stock and options raises a classic Goldilocks problem. We want to tax this compensation neither too much nor too little. In a recent policy brief, I consider three questions about how to strike that balance. Do companies get excessive tax Read More

Marketing Tricks to Promote Mass Consumption

Marketing Tricks to Promote Mass Consumption

by    Fair Observer

Companies have the manipulative talent of getting customers to buy more than they intend to, and they do it through three simple tactics. The first marketing trick that is increasingly used by businesses is offering products and services as “free.” Retail stores have found a way to convince people they’re getting something for free when Read More

Why Luck Is the Silent Partner of Success

Why Luck Is the Silent Partner of Success

by    KnowledgeWharton

Most of us are reluctant to admit the strong role that luck often plays in success. That makes many people less willing to support public investments of the type that make their success possible. Why do the rich underestimate the role of luck in their success? Why does that mindset hurt society? What can be Read More

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

by    Sarah Ghanem

There is no shortage of Muslim women to inspire, encourage and motivate. It’s 2017 and Muslim women across the globe are breaking stereotypes. No matter where they are located or what industry they are involved in — sport, fashion or politics — they are getting themselves known and setting a powerful example for Muslim women Read More

Dealing Death by Firearm in America

Dealing Death by Firearm in America

by    Larry Beck

In America, there is surely another gun nut with his screws loose planning the next atrocity. Here we are again, amid the greatest aggregation of firearms in the history of mankind, still pissing in an exceptionally fetid urinal. What passes in America for political leadership is again paralyzed by an organized cabal of venal corporate arms Read More

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