Tax Policy and Social Goals

The panelists discussed personal tax incentives and national savings. Mr. Eisner began by describing the marginal propensity to… read more

The panelists discussed personal tax incentives and national savings. Mr. Eisner began by describing the marginal propensity to save and how recent government programs affected people’s savings. Mr. Niskanen explained why the savings rate is too low and how spending, the substitution effect, and personal consumption are all functions of both income and wealth. Mr. Reischauer discussed the slow expansion of the national economy and the effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Mr. Schultze described several policies that affected the national savings rate, including the personal income tax. Professor Thaler concluded the forum by speaking about microeconomic theory and increases in pension benefits. close

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Tax Policy and Social Goals

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Program ID:
18885-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 9, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jul 09, 1991 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 1991 | 2:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 10, 1991 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 4:36am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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