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Publication Date

12-1-1995

Series Information

Policy Brief 163

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

The emerging debate on fundamental tax reform in the United States is focused too narrowly. The key disagreement currently is between promoting economic growth and maintaining fairness via a progressive tax structure. Alarmingly, most of the reform proposals which have gained attention do eliminate the progressivity which has been a long-term hallmark of the federal income tax system. This paper demonstrates that it is possible to achieve both objectives while making basic improvements in the federal revenue structure.

Keywords

Tax Reform, Fairness, Legislation, Compromise, Federal Income Tax

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K7DR2SNB

DOI

doi:10.7936/K7DR2SNB

Tax Reform: Reconciling Economic Growth and Fairness

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