Ep. 31: A World-Wide Tea Party with Tea Party Co-Founder Michael Johns

Michael Johns is a co-founder of the Tea Party movement, a former presidential speechwriter to George H.W. Bush, and former policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. In this first part of our interview, he gives us the story behind the Tea Party movement. It was, and is still, an inclusionary, grassroots movement based on three principles: adherence to the constituition, limited government, and low taxation. The decentralization inherent in the Tea Party and its broad founding principles made it easy to get involved in––and nearly impossible to oppose. However, it meant that leadership would often be blamed for events that were out of their hands.

Be sure to tune in to an objective, in-depth analysis of the Tea Party’s rise and culmination. 

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Ep. 26: The US Tax Code with Economist Daniel LaCalle

In this episode Economist Daniel LaCalle and I analyze the new tax code in the United States. We discuss how simplifying the tax code will actually help bring capital back into the United States. The conversation includes repatriation, the state and local tax deduction, the interest deduction cap, and more. Be sure to tune in and check out our previous discussion on Bitcoin. … More Ep. 26: The US Tax Code with Economist Daniel LaCalle

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

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