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Tuesday, 15 June 2021 14:23

OPINION: Much ado about non-income

It's a tantalizing headline from investigative journalism group ProPublica: "The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax."

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Wednesday, 09 June 2021 13:12

OPINION: Corporate handouts are not capitalism

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are two of the richest men in the world, and while both are clearly brilliant titans of industry, neither of them achieved that status without multiple handouts from the government. Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX have received nearly $5 billion in government aid over the years in various forms — grants, environmental credits, tax breaks, discounted loans, and more — while Amazon received more than $3.7 billion in taxpayer subsidies at the federal level alone.

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