The excitement of Christmas and the presents that Santa Claus would bring best describes today's American politics. Each party is competing to win votes by providing the presents. The more the better.
Taxes and Budget
April 11, 2019
As Congress slowly turns its attention to the innovation competitiveness challenge from China, policymakers would be well advised to look at an expansion of the R&D credit as a key tool.
April 8, 2019
Given that the economy has been in an unprecedented productivity growth slump—and the baby boom retirement wave is rising—taxing automation equipment ranks as a singularly bad policy idea.
February 21, 2019
Proceed With Caution When Considering New, Flawed Study on the Economic Impact of Bonus Depreciation
A new study on the economic impact of bonus depreciation for investment in machinery and equipment has been getting attention because of its conclusion that the incentive is not only wasteful, but harmful. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
December 13, 2018
The reduced tax generosity toward R&D will cost the U.S. economy, because R&D is an important component of national competitiveness and higher living standards.
December 3, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, the danger of EU countries subjecting U.S. companies to discriminatory taxes remains high because individual European countries are free to pass their own national laws, even if the EU doesn’t do so as a bloc.
November 14, 2018
In response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, Joe Kennedy writes that the European Commission finance ministers’ apparent decision to drop the proposed tax on revenues doesn’t significantly reduce the probability that U.S. companies will face higher taxes in the near future.
November 1, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for InsideSources, this year’s Nobel Prize winners is economics show how a carbon tax would accelerate significantly the pace of innovation in clean-energy technologies.
October 25, 2018
Continued research and development remain central to solving challenges such as global warming, cancer, better transportation and housing, and improved security. They are also critical to creating high-paying middle-class jobs writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
September 18, 2018
Economic theory suggests a tax on carbon emissions is the most efficient way to reduce them. But another important effect of such a tax would be to induce innovation in clean energy technology.
July 26, 2018
The Internet economy requires new rules in some cases. But these rules need to be carefully considered. Where changes are needed, policymakers need to ensure that they do not impair the tremendous innovation and value that the Internet has enabled writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.