Why Tennessee’s Regressive Tax Code is a Major Source of Socioeconomic Inequality

Why Tennessee’s Regressive Tax Code is a Major Source of Socioeconomic Inequality

With much of the current political discussion at the national level being centered around income tax reform amidst the recently passed Republican plan, it is useful to examine how Tennessee has fared running a government with one of the most regressive income tax codes in America. The federal and most...

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Absence of Economic Diversity at Vanderbilt

Absence of Economic Diversity at Vanderbilt

VPR’s Bailey Bowden and Kyle Weil also contributed to this article. In recent years, Vanderbilt University has made diversity and inclusion a priority for the institution as it focuses on cultural competence on campus. While messages of racial and cultural diversity have gained public attention, advancements in the arena of...

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Poverty lost in Party Politics

Poverty lost in Party Politics

Abandoning the relative safety of bashing the failure of Obamacare, Republicans took a leap of faith this past week. Led by Senator Marco Rubio’s audacious declaration that the “War on Poverty” has failed, Republicans began a streak of talks lamenting the failure of big government and poverty-reduction programs. Coupled with...

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