Tax Policy

Policy Implications from Rising Economic Inequality

By and ·November 13, 2018
Reed College and University of California, Berkeley

The Issue:

A marked increase in income inequality has been a defining characteristic of the U.S. economy of the past several decades. Progressive tax policy and a social safety net that invests in those at the bottom of the income distribution play a role in mitigating widening inequality in the United States. ...
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The Capital Gains Tax and Inflation

By ·August 13, 2018
Brandeis University

The Issue:

The United States Treasury Department is reportedly studying whether it can issue regulations that would allow taxpayers to account for inflation when calculating taxes on capital gains. Such a change has been considered in the past. Taxing savings, like taxing any economic activity, distorts the functioning ...
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Tax Reform Threatens Infrastructure Investment

By ·December 26, 2017
Brandeis University

The Issue:

During the 2016 presidential campaign and after his election, President Trump promised to lead an upgrade in our nation’s infrastructure. In February 2017, President Trump announced that he would ask Congress to approve programs designed to stimulate $1 Trillion in infrastructure investment. At least ...
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Do Current GOP Tax Reform Proposals Resemble Reagan’s Tax Reforms?

By ·November 29, 2017
Kennedy School, Harvard University
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The Issue:

President Donald Trump has invoked the experience of the Reagan Administration's tax reforms to promote the current Republican tax reform proposals. "Republicans and Democrats came together to cut taxes for hardworking families ...
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