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    Income Inequality in the U.S.

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Gary Burtless talked about income inequality in the U.S. Ms.Furchtgott-Roth argues that income inequality is not widening in the U.S., and that by some measures…

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    U.S. Economy and Jobs

    Following opening remarks, economist Alice Rivlin and business executives talked about the causes of the economic recession of the previous few years, and its resulting budget cuts around…

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    Increasing Wage Inequality

    David Wessel moderated this discussion between two economists, Gary Burtless and Marvin Kosters, on increasing wage inequality in the United States. The two economists also compared this…

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    U.S. Income Disparity

    Particiapants discussed income disparities among U.S. citizens in a congressional hearing type format. Rep. Schumer, Mr. Kemp and Secretary Rubin heard testimony from a variety of social…

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    Tax Policy Part 2

    House Ways & Means Committee members heard testimony on the Republican “Contract with America” and its proposed changes in taxes. This hearing focused on tax credits for married couples,…

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    Middle Income Tax Cuts

    The Senate Finance committee heard testimony from members of Congress, economic scholars, and “average” Americans who will be affected by U.S. economic policies in a hearing on middle…

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    Income Distribution in the 1980s

    The members of the panel discussed the changes in the incomes of American households during the 1980's. They concluded that there were no major shifts in distribution of income during the…

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    Tax Burden on Working Families

    The House Budget Committee heard testimony on the changing distribution of taxes and incomes of working American families. Robert Reischauer, the Director of the Congressional Budget…

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    Tax Reform Act of 1986

    The scholars examined the effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. They appraised the act on the basis of equity, efficiency and simplicity and examined the prospects for the future.

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