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    Welfare for the Rich

    Authors Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers discussed the ways they believe federal and state governments financially benefit the wealthy and their corporations. This virtual event was hosted by…

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    Republican Tax Reform Agenda

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Republicans' tax reform agenda. Panelists, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, spoke about why they were optimistic about…

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    Tax Reform

    Policy experts talked about the economic implications of proposed tax plans from President Trump and House Republicans. The speakers generally agreed tax code should be revised, and that…

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    Tax Reform

    Panelists talked about the challenges and implications of tax reform, broadening the tax base, and the various tax plans of 2016 presidential candidates. They also discussed the various tax…

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    Corporate Tax Laws

    Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in corporate tax inversions. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates abroad or…

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    Taxes and Income Inequality

    Economists discussed research into and policy proposals to address income inequality. Among the topics they addressed were causes of dependency on social programs, providing work…

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    Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America\'s Families

    Joel Miller talked about his book Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America’s Families, Finances, and Freedom (And Limits the Pursuit of Happiness), published by Nelson Current. The…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the audience.…

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    Internet Taxation

    Governor Owens talked about talked about taxing Internet transactions. Among the issues he addressed were the process of collecting taxes from on-line retailers, the potential economic…

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    Tax Policy

    Representative Armey moderated a meeting of economic experts who talked about tax reform and simplification. Among the issues they addressed were the viability of a flat tax, other methods…

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    America's Governors Fiscal Policy Report

    Participants spoke to reporters about state tax policies and their effect on local economies. Following their remarks they answered questions from reporters.

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    Tax Reform and the IRS

    Former IRS historian Shelley Davis talked about the seven years she spent with the IRS. She also addressed the attention surrounding tax reform proposals in this year’s presidential…

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    Alternatives to the Income Tax

    CATO Institute held a panel discussion where panelists debated the merits of a flat tax rate and a national sales tax as compared to the current graduated income tax system.

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    Alternatives to the Income Tax

    Norman Ture, examined the concept and impact of a flat tax rate and Mr. Anderson examined the idea of a national sales tax. After their presentations, they took a few questions from the…

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    Flat Tax Proposal and Tax Reform

    The participants discussed the flat tax proposals and tax reform. They assessed the plan’s fairness, its economic impact, and evaluated it as a tax model. They also answered questions from…

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    Income Tax Alternatives

    In a panel discussion, participants examined alternatives to the federal income tax. The primary option was to replace the current income tax with a consumption-based tax. They answered…

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    Income Tax Alternatives

    Cato Institute hosted a conference on income ta alternatives. Conference participants in the first panel focused on economic and civil liberties arguments against the income tax. In the…

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    Reagan Tax Cuts: Ten Years Later

    A number of economists and administration officials discussed the legacy of the Reagan administration’s Economic Recovery Tax Act, which reduced income taxes 25 percent for all tax brackets upon its…

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    Capital Gains Tax Cuts

    The CATO Institute sponsored a debate on Pres. Bush’s recent economic agenda proposal to reduce the capital gains tax in order to stimulate economic growth, investment, and jobs. The tax…

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