Latest from Allan Sloan

Nobody knows if beefing up the IRS will really pay off. We should do it anyway.

A better-equipped and better-staffed IRS will change the way that big companies and ultra-wealthy tax-dodgers behave -- and that's a lot more valuable to our country than any profits that taxpayers might get from a beefed-up tax agency.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Long-term borrowing for infrastructure and other needs could be a great deal for taxpayers

Now that long-term rates are extremely low, Treasury should ignore established practice and start peddling lots and lots of long-term Treasury securities.
  • Jul 1, 2021

The stock market hit a double, but almost nobody noticed

The U.S. stock market closed more than 100 percent above the pandemic low to which it had plummeted on March 23 of last year.
  • Jun 28, 2021

Homeowners are doing great. Shareholders are doing even better.

A new Fed report finds homeowners’ equity rose 13 percent over the past year — and continued to climb during the first quarter of 2021.
  • Jun 16, 2021

AT&T dividend cut in WarnerMedia-Discovery deal is a debacle for shareholders

Shareholders will be hit hard by AT&T’s planned dividend cut. But I’ve got a plan to redress that.
  • May 21, 2021

No, the SALT deduction does not benefit only the wealthy. It makes sense to raise it.

A bipartisan proposal would let people wait until they’re 75 to begin taking (federally taxable) distributions from their retirement accounts. It would really only help a small share of well-off people.
  • May 14, 2021

The Fed helped fuel a stock market boom that benefited wealthy Americans — and left behind everyone else

Low-interest policies helped stabilize the economy, but they also set off a multitrillion-dollar run-up in markets, which overwhelmingly benefited the richest 10 percent of Americans.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Another tax break for wealthy Americans will go into effect soon

The Trump-era tax break for well-off older adults comes as President Biden aims to raise taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans.
  • Apr 12, 2021

A tax break for retirees is back. Here’s how to use it — and what to avoid.

This break is a fringe benefit of getting old.
  • Mar 18, 2021

What do Apple and some well-off senior citizens have in common? Financial quirks are helping them get richer.

For America’s most highly valued company and some wealthy individuals in their 70s and older, it’s like money is falling from the skies.
  • Feb 23, 2021