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Policy Brief 163
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
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.
Tax Reform, Fairness, Legislation, Compromise, Federal Income Tax
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L., "Tax Reform: Reconciling Economic Growth and Fairness", Policy Brief 163, 1995, doi:10.7936/K7DR2SNB.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/141.