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Capital Gains Taxes: More Than A “Rich Person’s Problem”

by Autumn Cartervia Eureka
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It may seem easy to dismiss capital gains taxes as just a “rich person’s problem.” Popular wisdom holds the wealthiest among us generate essentially excess wealth largely through well-timed investment trades, making capital gains nothing more than icing on their income cakes.

The Great 30/38 Debate: Spinning K-12 Achievement and Spending Numbers

by Autumn Cartervia Eureka
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The debate about California’s Propositions 30 and 38 has zeroed in on what has become the crux of a much larger (and unsettled) debate – the state of education in the Golden State.  Beginning with discussion of Californians’ existing tax burden, the debate transitioned quickly

Making Sense of the Mathematics Of California’s Pension Liability

by Autumn Cartervia Eureka
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

When it comes to pension funding, Californians should be able to get a straight answer to the following question: How much have the state and municipal governments promised to pay California public employees upon their retirements?