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Matt Lykken graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1985 and has been working as a tax attorney for 27 years. He began his career with the Office of Chief Counsel, I.R.S., and for the last 22 years has worked as an international tax planner and tax department head living in the U.S., Europe and China, working for both U.S. and foreign owned corporations. He has advised governments from Trinidad to newly post-communist Poland on the design of their tax systems, and has been a member of the core evaluation team for dozens of corporate investment decisions. He is intimately familiar with the negative effects of acquisitions of U.S. corporations by tax subsidized foreign rivals.
A Better Plan for Tax Reform
The "Big 6" are about to publish joint principles for tax reform. While a better plan than the House Blueprint exists, political leaders have said they will not consider it unless the public calls for it first. I explain why Shared Economic Growth is better than the Blueprint.
Let's Help Middle-Class Savers for a Change
In connection with the Congressional tax reform hearings, this article suggests a reform proposal that would help middle-class savers and promote American jobs while increasing revenue. The author is a tax attorney and director of the policy group SharedEconomicGrowth.org
Creating a Sustainable Recovery
A proposal that would cause hundreds of billions of dollars in cash to flow into our economy, that would increase returns on hard-hit IRAs and 401(k)s by up to 54%, and that would boost our economy and greatly increase demand for U.S. workers, all without adding a dollar to the deficit.