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Biden Ignites Global Effort to Keep Companies From Dodging Taxes

April 15, 2021, 8:00 AM

When I interviewed Kimberly Clausing in 2017, she was an economics professor at Reed College in Portland, Ore., with intriguing but seemingly unachievable ideas for how to make multinational corporations pay taxes. I wrote that her plan was worth studying “if only to see how much better things could be if politics didn’t get in the way.”

Well, look at her now. In January, just five days after starting a new job at UCLA School of Law, she was offered the position of deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax analysis. She took a leave from UCLA a month later ...

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