David Cay Johnston

Obama’s hamburger problem

By David Cay Johnston
March 8, 2012

If PresidentĀ Barack Obama can persuadeĀ Congress to reduce the corporate income tax rate to 28 percent from 35 percent, he will move tax rates closer to what other modern countries charge.

Nonsense posing as wisdom

By David Cay Johnston
September 13, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The views expressed are his own.

Every day we hear politicians and pundits say that government spending cannot lift the economy out of the worst slump since the 1930s, which is as sensible as saying that 2-1=3 or that water and flour make steak.