David Cay Johnston

Budget cuts that raise costs

By David Cay Johnston
August 30, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The opinions expressed are his own.

The Obama administration’s support for killing off the U.S. Statistical Abstract underscores what’s wrong with Washington’s approach to cutting the budget. This nearly thousand-page compendium of official data is in its 130th and evidently last edition since 1878. It is published online and in print.

Wiping out Wisconsin taxes

By David Cay Johnston
August 26, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

America is GE’s tax haven

By David Cay Johnston
August 23, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Macau big for casinos, taxman

By David Cay Johnston
August 16, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Tax gateways to India

By David Cay Johnston
August 9, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Think Singapore is a “low-tax” haven? Think again

August 8, 2011

In this recent video, David Cay Johnston examines the notion, often heard from U.S. politicians, that Singapore is a model of low taxation:

Forget taxes, it’s wages that plague Americans

By David Cay Johnston
August 6, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
All opinions expressed are his own.

Here is how much economic progress America has made in the 21st Century: the average taxpayer’s 2009 income was at the same level as 1997.

Fact-free fiscal farce

By David Cay Johnston
August 2, 2011

By David Cay Johnston

The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Washington debate over whether to voluntarily default on the U.S. government’s obligations revealed a serious political ailment in Congress: mass economic amnesia.