Larry Goldstein’s recent commentary on federal income taxes and whether the rich are paying their fair share. Larry’s comments can be found at the following link.
EPRINC President Lucian Pugliaresi and former EPRINC President Larry Goldstein have written a piece for Real Clear Energy entitled “Oil Quotas and Import Fees? No, Get America Back to Work.” In this piece, they examine the current issues in petroleum in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand destruction coincides with an oversupplied market. They write about their concerns with oil quotas and import fees as realistic solutions to this issue, and provide their thoughts on a possible solution. Click here to read their article.
Nobody wants to see their gasoline taxes go up, but the federal excise tax on gasoline has remained at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993. Could it play a role in helping to get tax reform approved and should it be adjusted at least for inflation? Lucian Pugliaresi, Larry Goldstein, and Will Pack take us through a short analysis on the gasoline tax, its upside as a revenue raiser and potential instrument for regulatory reform in the transportation fuels sector and its downside as a regressive tax. The paper can be found here.
Larry Goldstein and Lucian Pugliaresi comment on the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, the so-called BAT. Larry is a member of EPRINC’s board of trustees and its past president. Lucian Pugliaresi is President of EPRINC. Their commentary can be found here.
EPRINC’s RFS compliance calculator has been released as a free download on Apple’s App Store. Now you can model various RFS and refined product market scenarios until your thumbs fall off. The app is optimized for iPhone 5/5s and compatible with iPad.
I never thought I would say this, so I won’t. I’ll Write it. I’ve always believed that sunshine is the best antiseptic. You could never have too much transparency. That is until I met this FED. “We’re going to raise rates, but we’re data dependent” “ We are going to raise rates soon”. I guess it depends upon the meaning of what soon is. (I’m coming to believe it’s sooner or later). They’ve been telling us that for more than six quarters… THE FED DECISIVELY INDECISIVE (5/28)
Larry Goldstein, former President and Director at EPRINC continues to carefully following US employment trends.
Jeff Kissel, who recently joined EPRINC as a Distinguished Fellow, provides a brief commentary on why low oil prices may reduce the economic pain from a (likely) forthcoming increase in interest rates from the Fed.