Tag Archives: Tax Reform

Today’s Links: Tax Policy & Inequality and the Absence of Deflation

Partisan Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S., 1979-2007 HT: Bruce Bartlett Why Don’t we have deflation?

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The Types of Things that Congress Should be Considering

From the Hamilton Project (and recently highlighted by Dylan Matthews): An Enduring Social Safety Net Transitioning to Bundled Payments in Medicare Reforming Federal Support for Risky Development Restructuring Cost Sharing and Supplemental Insurance for Medicare An Evidence-Based Path to Disability Insurance … Continue reading

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Do Dividend Tax Cuts Increase Investment and Hiring?

Abstract: Policymakers frequently propose to use capital tax reform to stimulate investment and increase labor earnings. This paper tests for such real impacts of the 2003 dividend tax cut – one of the largest reforms ever to a U.S. capital … Continue reading

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White House’s 30 Second Case for the American Taxpayer Relief Act

Brian Deese makes the case for the 2012 Revenue Deal

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Broad-Based Tax Increases Are Rare

Zach Goldfarb has a story today that points out how rare broad-based tax increases are. I posted earlier about the history of individual income tax changes at the federal level – here is a similar chart that I made that includes payroll … Continue reading

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Mankiw on Middle Class Taxes

Greg Mankiw: Even if President Obama wins all the tax increases on the rich that he is asking for, the long-term fiscal picture will still look grim. Perhaps we can stabilize the situation for a few years just by taxing … Continue reading

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Why Closing Loopholes Isn’t Enough

An op-ed from Len Burman and Joel Slemrod: That leaves us with one choice: do all of the above. Let’s trim spending where we can, broaden the base where it makes the most sense and, yes, raise marginal tax rates … Continue reading

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3 Articles from the Sunday NYTimes

1. God Save the British Economy  Each month, the committee heard Posen’s advice. Each month, it voted 8 to 1 against him. The bank eschewed his more expansionary suggestions and stuck to a more conservative approach of keeping interest rates low … Continue reading

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Raising Another Trillion in Revenues

Larry Summers argues it’s plausible that we can raise another $1 trillion+ over the next ten years – here’s how: The failure to tax capital gains at the point of death costs the federal government about $50bn a year. Since … Continue reading

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Repatriation Holidays

Many companies have been pushing for a repatriation holiday and recent reports have highlighted how much cash is held overseas. A little more than half the companies in the Fortune 500 have at least $1.6 trillion in untaxed profits parked offshore, … Continue reading

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