Ep. 24: How to Make Tax Legislation with Arpit Chaturvedi

In this episode Arpit Chaturvedi explains the process behind drafting, researching, and passing a piece of tax legislation. We discuss the research that goes into deciding the proper rates at which to tax individuals and corporations. Additionally, we learn a few ways to ensure informational and economic equity in tax legislation. Arpit describes some alternative tax solutions in the United States, such as a value-added tax. Finally, he discusses the Cornell Policy Review’s plans for 2018. … More Ep. 24: How to Make Tax Legislation with Arpit Chaturvedi

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Ep. 23: New Laws in California and Britain’s Holiday Health Crisis

In this 18-minute episode, I analyze three new California laws in-depth. The laws have to do with hiring, paid maternity leave, and gun ammunition restrictions. Additionally, I take a look at the British National Health Service crisis: More than 50,000 non-critical operations have been cancelled. … More Ep. 23: New Laws in California and Britain’s Holiday Health Crisis

Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

In this episode, I go in-depth on the history of net neutrality and the FCC beginning in 2002 and ending with the 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality. We discuss the different ways broadband providers and internet service providers have been classified under the Communications Act of 1934 as well as how courts have ruled on net neutrality in recent years.  … More Ep. 22: An In-Depth History of Net Neutrality

Ep. 21: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change Business Taxes

On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. I review the changes to the corporate tax code in this second part of Bills with Luke Scorziell’s series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We compare the corporate tax rate to countries around the world and analyze the bill’s changes to business deductions. To round out the discussion, I provide and overview of some of the long-term and immediate effects of the legislation. … More Ep. 21: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Change Business Taxes

Ep. 20: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Individual Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant legislation of his presidency. In the twentieth episode of Bills with Luke Scorziell, we dive into the details of the new law. Specifically, how the tax reform bill affects individual taxpayers. From the new tax brackets to the repeal of the individual mandate to the expanded child tax credit, we cover it all. Stay tuned for objective, well-researched analysis on the new tax code. … More Ep. 20: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Individual Tax Reform

Ep. 19: Timothy Keller, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice’s Arizona Office

Timothy Keller and I talk about his work as the managing attorney for the Institute of Justice’s Arizona Office and how he has promoted educational choice programs throughout his career. We go behind the scenes of the 2011 Supreme Court Case Arizona Christian School v. Winn, a case fighting for educational choice programs, which Timothy helped lead to victory. Throughout our discussion, we explore some of the arguments for and against school choice programs—which include vouchers, tax credits, scholarships, or Educational Savings Accounts. We also discuss how state “Blaine Amendments” are tremendous barriers to educational choice programs around the country. Stay tuned for a truly thought-provoking discussion. … More Ep. 19: Timothy Keller, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice’s Arizona Office

Ep. 17: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part One)

Daniel LaCalle, Author and Chief Economist at Tressis Gestión, and I talk about his new book: Escape from the Central Bank Trap: How to Escape from the $20 Trillion Monetary Expansion Unharmed. Daniel tells us how rather than being the solution, central banks are becoming the problem by using “unconventional monetary policies” that were never intended to be the ultimate solutions. After analyzing the problems posed in his book, we find out how he believes we can escape the trap. … More Ep. 17: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part One)

Ep. 18: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part Two)

In the second half of my conversation with Daniel LaCalle we discuss the European Union Crisis, flexicurity in Nordic countries, and what government’s involvement in the economy ought to be. Daniel tells us how the European Union’s burdensome regulations and taxes are preventing a full recovery from the financial crashes. We look at some of the policies that have worked outside of the European Union, that may lead to a better recovery. Finally, we end the conversation by reflecting on where our society is headed with government at the helm. … More Ep. 18: Daniel LaCalle, Author of Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Part Two)

Ep. 16: Countable CEO and Founder, Bart Myers

Bart Myers, the founder of Countable, comes onto the show. He tells us how citizens can use the platform to become more involved in the political process simply by using his app. Additionally, we discuss Countable’s impact, who uses it, and what the future holds for the service. … More Ep. 16: Countable CEO and Founder, Bart Myers

Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1

I discuss Section Two of Senate Bill 354, the “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act” or the “Raise Act.” This section eliminates the Diversity Visa Program, which was established under the Immigration and Nationality Act. I analyze the details of the Diversity Visa Program, its history, and the arguments for and against it. This episode is good for anyone curious about how the RAISE Act will change the United States’ immigration system. … More Ep. 15: The RAISE Act Pt. 1