‘The threat is real’: Australia to ban foreign political donations as concerns mount over Chinese influence

Australia, concerned about rising Chinese influence, will ban foreign political donations as part of a crackdown aimed at preventing external interference in domestic politics, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. [December 5, 2017 | SCMP] Turnbull told reporters in Canberra that foreign powers were making “unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political…

A better way to tax corporations

A stated goal of the Republican tax overhaul was to prevent corporations from shifting profits to low-tax countries. [November 30, 2017 | The New York Times] Several academic economists, legal scholars and the Coalition for a Prosperous America argued Wednesday that the Republican plan speeding its way through Congress does not sufficiently address this issue.…

Do Fiscal Deficits Cause Trade Deficits?

A CPA member inquired as to whether in increase in the federal budget deficit causes increased trade deficits. This is called the Twin Deficits hypothesis. John R. Hansen, a CPA Advisory Board member and international economist, explains why there is little relationship between the two. Your paper states, “After 1998, the Federal deficit is being…

Press Release: Manufacturers and Scholars Urge Congress to End Corporate Tax Discrimination Against US Companies

A Smarter Territorial Corporate Income Tax Bridges the Left/Right Divide   Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) joined today with several prominent progressive scholars, sent a letter (below and linked here) to Congress urging adoption of a smart, territorial corporate income tax called sales factor apportionment (SFA). While territorial taxes are typically associated…