Our Latest Updates – Archive

UPDATED: Corporate Tax Rate
11/19/2021 -

Explore the debate about whether the federal corporate income tax rate should be raised.

130 Countries Agree to 15% Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate
7/2/2021 -

On July 1, 2021, 130 countries and jurisdictions representing more than 90% of the global GDP agreed to an international taxation plan that would include a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%.

G7 Approved Global Minimum Tax Rate for Multinational Companies
6/8/2021 -

On June 6, 2021, the G7 (Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom) approved a global minimum tax rate of at least 15% for multinational companies. 

NEW ProCon.org Website! – 2020 Presidential Election: The Candidates and Where They Stand on the Issues
8/29/2019 -

Learn about the presidential candidates’ views on important issues, compare them with a side-by-side chart, find your best match with a fun quiz, track their finances, and so much more on our 2020 Presidential Election website. The New York Times called our previous presidential election site “The most comprehensive tool for researching the candidate’s stance on issues.” Check back monthly for expanded issue coverage.

New ProCon.org Website! – Should Birth Control Pills Be Available Over-the-Counter?
2/21/2019 -

Our new topic explores the pros and cons in the debate over making birth control pills available over-the-counter (OTC). 9.1 million women (12.6% of contraceptive users) use birth control pills, which are the second-most commonly used method of contraception in the United States. Proponents say making the birth control pill available over-the-counter would lower teen pregnancy rates, provide contraceptive access to medically underserved women, and ease access to a health-improving drug with decades of safe use. Opponents say making the Pill over-the-counter would raise the cost of contraception for women, pose a danger to teens’ and women’s health by removing the doctor’s visit requirement, and limit what options are made available.

Our new website presents the top pro & con arguments and quotes, a history of the debate, a video gallery, the prescription status of birth control pills around the world, and a list of drugs switched from prescription to OTC status.

Researcher Wanted at Educational Nonprofit ProCon.org
1/17/2019 -

ProCon.org, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity,
seeks an in-house Researcher (full-time with benefits or part-time
without benefits) to develop content for websites devoted to a
nonpartisan in-depth presentation of 70+ controversial issues. Three
items are required for application, as specified in the job notice.

50 Lesson Plan Ideas Using ProCon.org
7/16/2018 -

We’re excited to announce 50 free lesson plan ideas for educators! Visit our Teachers’ Corner for inspiration, including lessons plans about distinguishing fact from opinion, how to write a “call-to-action” letter, and content from our partner Credo Reference.

US Unemployment Rate, 1947-2018
5/24/2018 -

The annual unemployment rate when records began in 1947 was 3.9%. In 2017 it was 4.4%. See 70 years worth of annual and monthly unemployment rates in our updated resource.

International Comparison of Corporate Income Tax Rates, 2018
5/24/2018 -

The US federal corporate income tax rate is 21%. See how this compares to other countries, including Australia (30%), France (33.3%), Japan (23.2%), and the United Kingdom (19%).

Federal Corporate Income Tax Rates, Income Years 1909-2018
5/22/2018 -

The federal corporate income tax was introduced in 1909 with a uniform rate of 1% for all business income above $5,000. Since then the rate has increased to as high 52.8% in 1969. It is currently set at 21% for all companies. See our updated resource detailing all corporate tax rates between 1909 and 2018.

Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?
7/24/2017 -

Check out the Top 8 pro and con arguments for lowering corporate taxes, backed with quotes and statistics, to develop an informed opinion on this issue.

Does Lowering the Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate Create Jobs?
7/13/2017 -

Learn about the pros and cons with quotes from experts such as Harvard economics professor Martin Feldstein (pro), former President and CEO at the Center for Effective Government Katherine McFate (con), Senator Orrin Hatch (pro), and billionaire Warren Buffett (con).