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  1. Law School Transparency Gets U.S. News to Disclose More Employment Data
  2. Aprill & Hasen: Lobbypalooza
  3. Obama Mulls Major Tax Reform Push in 2011
  4. Tax Evasion and the Double Dividend
  5. A New College Financial Aid Program: Food Stamps
  6. Lobbying for Tax Benefits Yields 22,000% Return on Investment
  7. Legislative Documents for the Obama Tax Compromise Bill
  8. John du Pont Dies, Wins Estate Tax Lottery
  9. Call for Tax Papers: Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum
  10. Book Review: Calvin Johnson's Righteous Anger at the Wicked States
  11. Trust in Authorities and Tax Compliance
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Law School Transparency Gets U.S. News to Disclose More Employment Data

Law School Transparency, U.S. News to Reform its Disclosure of Surveyed Employment Information: Thanks to around five months of correspondence between LST and U.S. News, we are happy to report that the organization behind the notorious law school rankings has agreed to make additional information available on its website. While...


Aprill & Hasen: Lobbypalooza

Ellen Aprill & Rick Hasen (both of Loyola-L.A.) have published Lobbypaloooza for The American Interest magazine (Jan.-Feb. 2011): he Federal government’s first efforts to regulate and limit lobbying came in the form of two sets of tax rules. One set, dating from 1918, just a few years after ratification in...


Obama Mulls Major Tax Reform Push in 2011

Bloomberg, Obama Directs Staff to Look at Options for U.S. Tax Overhaul The Hill, Obama Plans Debate Next Year on Tax Reform New York Times, Obama Weighs Tax Overhaul in Bid to Address Debt NPR, Obama: 2011 Will Bring Push To Overhaul Tax Code Politico, Obama Mulls Tax Reform as...


Tax Evasion and the Double Dividend

Antung Anthony Liu (UC-San Diego, Department of Economics) has posted Tax Evasion and the Double Dividend on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines the implications of a “tax evasion effect” when revenues from an environmental tax are used to reduce other taxes. Tax evasion is modeled as a...


A New College Financial Aid Program: Food Stamps

Daily Caller, Universities Encouraging Students to Receive Welfare Benefits: Many American colleges and universities are steering their students toward a new source of “financial aid”: food stamps. In Oregon, for instance, both Portland State and Pacific University encourage their students to apply for food stamps. “Many students are surprised to...


Lobbying for Tax Benefits Yields 22,000% Return on Investment

Raquel Meyer Alexander (University of Kansas, School of Business), Stephen W. Mazza (University of Kansas, School of Law) & Susan Scholz (University of Kansas, Accounting and Information Systems Area) have published Measuring Rates of Return for Lobbying Expenditures: An Empirical Analysis Under the American Jobs Creation Act, 25 J.L. &...


Legislative Documents for the Obama Tax Compromise Bill

Senate Bill Senate Bill Summary Republican Staff Summary Joint Committee on Taxation Revenue Estimate Joint Committee on Taxation Technical Explanation Press and blogosphere coverage: The Hill New York Times Politico Tax Update Blog Wall Street Journal Washington Post


John du Pont Dies, Wins Estate Tax Lottery

John Eleuthère du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, is the latest plutocrat to hit the estate tax lottery by dying yesterday at the age of 72 (in prison where he was serving his sentence imposed for his conviction of third degree murder in the 1996 shooting...


Call for Tax Papers: Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum

Stanford and Yale Law Schools have issued a call for tax papers for the twelfth annual Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Stanford Law School on June 24-25, 2011: The Forum's objective is to encourage the work of young scholars by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship...


Book Review: Calvin Johnson's Righteous Anger at the Wicked States

Alan Gibson (California State University, Department of Political Science) reviews the book by Tax Prof Calvin Johnson (Texas), Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders' Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2005), in 17 Law & Politics Book Review 644 (2010): University of Texas Law Professor Calvin Johnson’s...


Trust in Authorities and Tax Compliance

Ingrid Wahl, Barbara Kastlunger & Erich Kirchler (all of the University of Vienna, Department of Psychology) have published Trust in Authorities and Power to Enforce Tax Compliance: An Empirical Analysis of the “Slippery Slope Framework”, 32 Law & Pol'y 383 (2010). Here is the abstract: Tax payments are enhanced by...


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