Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Flat Tax” as Want to Read:
The Flat Tax
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Flat Tax

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Hoover Institution Press (first published March 17th 1995)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Flat Tax, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Flat Tax

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-45
really liked it Average rating 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Flat Tax
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.
rated it it was amazing
Feb 21, 2020
Chris Lanterman
rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2013
Paul Robberson
rated it liked it
Feb 24, 2017
rated it really liked it
Jun 15, 2010
rated it did not like it
Aug 19, 2012
Melanie  Clark
rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2016
Thanos Massias
rated it really liked it
May 09, 2019
rated it liked it
Oct 11, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Aug 08, 2016
rated it really liked it
Jan 13, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Apr 19, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Sep 15, 2012
Al Kautsar
rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2014
Daniel Kovacovic
rated it liked it
Nov 30, 2012
rated it really liked it
Aug 06, 2012
Quinn Sanford
rated it really liked it
Dec 22, 2014
José Fernández
rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2014
Derek Morrison
rated it liked it
Mar 13, 2018
Tamer Abdelgawad
rated it really liked it
Jun 25, 2011
rated it liked it
Dec 02, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Feb 13, 2016
Robert Elliott
rated it really liked it
Sep 27, 2013
Dale Miller
rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2014
Caleb Saunders
rated it really liked it
Aug 09, 2013
Christopher Stanuch
rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2019
rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2012
added it
Nov 15, 2012
Trampas Jones
marked it as to-read
May 16, 2013
Dave Schultz
marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2013
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2015
marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2016
marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2016
marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2017
marked it as to-read
May 14, 2017
marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2017
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2017
Ricardo Pazos
marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2017
Chevan Nanayakkara
marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Capitalism and Freedom
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
  • Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis
  • Players: The Story of Sports and Money and the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution
  • Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
  • Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction
  • Words on the Move: Why English Won't—and Can't—Sit Still (Like, Literally)
  • Takur Ghar: The SEALs and Rangers on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan 2002
  • Sniping in France: Winning the Sniping War in the Trenches
  • 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan
  • Voices From The Grave
  • The Mystery of Banking
  • Allegro ma non troppo. Con Le leggi fondamentali della stupidità umana
  • Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands
  • The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
  • Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6
  • Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life Under Stalin, 1939-1953
See similar books…
1 follower
Robert Ernest "Bob" Hall is an American economist and a Robert and Carole McNeil Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Librarian Note:
There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

News & Interviews

Dystopias, alien invasions, regenerated dinosaurs, space operas, multiverses, and more, the realm of science fiction takes readers out of this ...
244 likes · 243 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »