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Tax Policy Lessons from the 2000s
The American tax system stands at a crossroads. In addition to longstanding arguments over the tax code and budget deficits, there are new concerns raised by Washington's expensive plan to repair the troubled economy, proposals to address global warming, and the scheduled expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts at the end of 2010. As they make pivotal decisions on these ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by American Enterprise Institute Press
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This book contains 6 thoughtful and thought-provoking essays examining what the past 10 years has taught us about tax policy. Much of the book is taken up with an in-depth literature review, but there is also some original work, both theoretical and empirical, and many worthwhile discussions of how we can understand and study taxes in a complicated system.
Two of these essays deal with the effects of the Jobs Growth and Tax Reform Reconciliation Act of 2003, Bush's third bite at the tax reduction ...more