Miller’s recent research interests have focused on three areas: debates about globalization, especially about sweatshops, labor standards and poverty alleviation; state tax policy and how to make it progressive and adequate; and writing popular articles about macroeconomics and financial stability (e.g. the Great Recession and the sluggish economic recovery), tax and budget policies, and globalization. In addition to being a leader and past president of the American Association of University Professors chapter at Wheaton College, where he has worked since 1979, he is involved in his local community. Over the years, he has worked with several Boston-based economic justice groups, including United For a Fair Economy, Boston Uncut, and the Dollars & Sense economic forum at Occupy Boston. Miller is also a supporter of Bikes Not Bombs, a Boston-based group that works with inner-city youth refurbishing bicycles and then distributing them in Boston and in the developing world.
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Examines the failure of the tax base of six New England governments to generate revenues that keep pace with the growth of their economies. Our analysis identifies reforms intended to assure adequate long-term growth of state taxes including: increasing their reliance on the personal income tax; dismantling the loopholes in the state corporate income tax; and broadening the base of the sales tax by taxing selective services and at the same time reducing the sales tax rate.