value-added

Business
The great American corporations today are doing well for their top executives and shareholders, but this does not mean that they are doing well for the country as a whole.
Education
Recent news out of Tennessee about "bumps" in the teacher evaluation component of its Race to the Top education reform efforts are emblematic of larger, systemic concerns about RttT generally.
Politics
A national value-added tax would keep Americans more attentive to government spending, and it would send a signal to the world that we are serious about deficit spending and debt reduction.