Tag: ‘Bruce Bartlett’

The Challenge of Cutting Deductions to Lower Tax Rates

By :: May 28th, 2013

Two interesting new papers from the Congressional Research Service highlight a major challenge faced by any tax reform that reduces itemized deductions to help pay for lower tax rates—lots of middle-income people would lose at least some benefits from scaling back those deductions. It isn’t a new lesson, but it is one that bears repeating. For instance, […]

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What to Read While Hanging Out at the Fiscal Cliff

By :: November 29th, 2012

While you are waiting for Congress and President Obama to decide what they are going to do about the fiscal mess, here an idea: Pick up a copy of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know,  (Oxford University Press, 2013) a valuable new primer on the nation’s wild and crazy revenue system by Len Burman […]

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Two Good New Books on Tax Reform

By :: March 6th, 2012

If you are interested in a serious but accessible look at my favorite topic—tax reform—check out two new books. One, The Benefit and the Burden  Tax Reform: Why We Need It and What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett, focuses on individual reform. The second, Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century by Martin […]

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