Tag Archives: Marty Feldstein

Washington’s Definition of Middle Class

I saw this proposal in Lori Montgomery’s article on fiscal cliff talks yesterday: Fresh tax revenue, generated in part by raising rates on the wealthy, as Obama wants, and in part by limiting their deductions, as Republicans prefer. The top … Continue reading

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Optimal Inflation Rates – the Costs & Benefits of Inflation

I’m giving a lecture today on inflation to prep Econ 191 students for Yuriy Gorodnichenko‘s paper (ungated) on Optimal Inflation Rates next week. I compiled a list of some costs and benefits of inflation from a few sources: an old Larry … Continue reading

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Is Romney’s plan mathematically possible? Feldstein vs Tax Policy Center

Marty Feldstein has a 8/28 WSJ oped on the Romney tax plan in which he argues the Tax Policy Center‘s numbers are off and that Romney’s plan is mathematically possible. From a quick look, here are 3 reasons why they come to different conclusions: … Continue reading

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