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This new and updated edition of The Flat Tax—called "the bible of the flat tax movement" by Forbes—explains what's wrong with our present tax system and offers a practical alternative. Hall and Rabushka set forth what many believe is the most fair, efficient, simple, and workable tax reform plan on the table: tax all income, once only, at a uniform rate of 19 percent. ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Hoover Institution Press (first published March 17th 1995)
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I learned: tax serves as an incentive. Low tax is an incentive to pay tax. High tax represents a cost of paying tax. People will avoid the cost. This is basic behavioral economics.
Jeff Walden
The United States tax system is insane. At over 70000 pages and counting, it's impossible for any person to fully understand it. It's riddled with loopholes and special cases, inserted over the years by politicians larding their bills to attract votes. Its incentives distort individual choices by making evasion and avoidance more attractive, it stimulates rent-seeking, and it's spawned entire industries devoted to addressing the deadweight loss from its complexity. It is almost thoroughly unlika ...more
Doug J.
Compelling arguement for tax reform. Written in 1995 but just as valid today. A simpler tax code would propel our economy to new heights.
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Robert Ernest "Bob" Hall is an American economist and a Robert and Carole McNeil Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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