The reconciliation bill currently being considered by Congress increases the SALT cap from $10,000 to $72,500. There is a problem, though: the current revenue estimate for the SALT cap increase may substantially underestimate revenue loss because states can easily change their law so as to allow taxpayers to take advantage…

I read in the Washington Post recently that five “conservative radio talk show hosts” had died recently of covid. I think it is time to stop calling people like this “conservative” and more accurately call them “neo-fascist”. I like neo-fascist rather than fascist because I am not sure how appropriate…

The reconciliation draft recently released by the Ways and Means Committee is not as ambitious as some would like. I am not going to provide a comprehensive overview, but just highlight a few key things that I hope could be added, which I have written about in greater detail elsewhere…

There is an article in today’s (5.5.21) New York Times revisiting how to make no-knead bread. I can’t claim to be an expert on this, but I can relate my own experience. I have baked at least a couple dozen loaves of no-knead bread in the past few months, using…

Most of the headlines we see about nuclear weapons have to do with proliferation (Korea, Iran) or our relationship with Russia. Insufficiently discussed are the huge amounts of money being spent on nuclear weapons by the U.S. — money that could certainly be spent more productively elsewhere, or given back…

Victor Thuronyi

Tax policy expert.

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