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    History of the Joint Committee on Taxation

    To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Joint Committee on Taxation, tax experts talked about the history of the committee over the past 50 years, including the legislative process, the…

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    Federal Income Tax

    Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing…

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    Tax History and Economic Growth

    Karl Rove moderated a discussion on the history of 20th century tax policy and its impact on economic growth. Panelists focused on conservative ideas. Al Hubbard said that tax increases under…

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    U.S. Tax Code and the Wealthy

    Tax policy experts talked about the U.S. tax code and the wealthy. Among the topics they discussed were capital gains taxes, the definition of “fair” tax policy, reform of Social Security…

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    Coolidge Administration Communications and Tax Policy

    A panel discussion was held on the communications and tax policies of President Calvin Coolidge. This was the closing panel at the 50th Anniversary of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial…