Law360 (September 11, 2020)
The late Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an article about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's strategy to reframe the debate about taxes by tying the issue more closely to the programs and services that new revenue would fund. "Our greatest public finance policy mistake over the last few decades has been to obsess over tax policy, while simultaneously failing to have serious and rational debates over spending policy," Kleinbard wrote in his 2014 book, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money." This article is behind a paywall.
New York Times (July 10, 2020)
An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in the New York Times. Jesse Drucker highlighted some of Kleinbard's ideas on tax strategy. “There is a technical term economists like to use for behavior like this. Unbelievable chutzpah,” Kleinbard said in 2013 after a Senate investigation of Apple’s offshore tax strategy.
The Wall Street Journal (July 4, 2020)
An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in The Wall Street Journal. James Hagerty of The Journal highlighted some of Kleinbard’s ideas on public policy. “Our greatest public finance policy mistake over the last few decades has been to obsess over tax policy, while simultaneously failing to have serious and rational debates over spending policy,” Kleinbard said. An obituary for Kleinbard also appeared in Market Screener.
Los Angeles Times (July 1, 2020)
An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in the LA Times. Michael Hiltzik of the Times highlighted some of Kleinbard’s acerbic comments about public policy. "We are inundated today by economic noise and fog designed to generate superficially plausible rationales for what at bottom are simply jerk-like instincts," Kleinbard said. An obituary for Kleinbard also appeared in Law 360. He was also mentioned in Politico.
The Hill (April 11, 2020)
Ed Kleinbard was quoted in an article about the mistake in the coronavirus relief bill's charitable tax deduction. He said, "[it is] a fraud on the American taxpayer."
Los Angeles Times (February 7, 2020)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an article about how to respond to receiving an incorrect 1099 tax form. Kleinbard advises on what to do with regards to the issuer of the incorrect form and the IRS.
Brookings.edu (January 8, 2020)
A formulation by Ed Kleinbard was mentioned in a blog article about numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and whether they tell the full story about national employment.
Los Angeles Times (January 2, 2020)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted on Google overhauling its tax structure. "Most companies acted well ahead of that deadline, replacing their double Irish arrangements with new structures that have the same benefits" said Kleinbard. This story was also reported on The Guardian , Irish Times , and Financial Times