Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House last week may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street’s wealthiest than they realize. Investors in billion-dollar hedge funds might be able to take advantage of a new, lower tax rate touted as a break for small businesses. Private equity fund managers might be [...]

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Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Columbia University, discusses income inequality in the U.S. and tax reform. He speaks with Tom Keene on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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Bloomberg Podcast: Harm Bandholz, UniCredit Chief U.S. Economist, says the time for tax reform is right but we don’t need a tax cut in this environment. Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Professor, says the debt to GDP ratio has doubled in the last decade and will double again. Michael Nathanson, Moffettnathanson Founding Partner & Senior Research Analyst, says Twitter is not a great place for advertising and branding. Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University Professor, says the political mess and resulting hyperinflation in Zimbabwe is transferable to other nations.

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(CNN) Dear Sens. Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski: I fear for the future of our country. I know that you do as well. You are patriots first and partisans a distant second. We are at a defining moment in our history: The tax cuts just passed by the House [...]

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A centerpiece of the planned GOP tax overhaul has been to lower the corporate tax rate, which Republicans have argued will push companies to invest more at home. To get a better sense of the impact of a lower corporate tax rate, we invited two leading economists with opposing views when it comes to the issue. [...]

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Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio: The Republican tax overhaul – which calls for a reduced corporate tax rate of 20 percent – has now passed in the House. There’s been a lot of debate over how much this bill will help American taxpayers. One noted economist who argues that it won’t: Jeffrey Sachs.

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ICT Solutions recognizes successful climate change activities in the field of information and communication technology. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. Narrated by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, it tells the story of the winners of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards, in the ICT Solutions category. The video was broadcast at COP23.

ICT Solutions: Narrated by Jeffrey Sachs from Momentum for Change on Vimeo.

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If the tax cut passes, it will constitute the largest heist in human history. This is daylight robbery by the super-rich against the rest of society: homeowners, students, the middle class, the young, the poor, indeed everybody who doesn’t own a significant stock portfolio. The result will put America into a tailspin: falling home prices, [...]

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