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Makin reviews Piketty’s Capital in the twenty- first Century, and finds that Piketty’s argument fails once distortions of data are adjusted. In fact, higher taxes, proposed by Piketty, wopuld increase income inequality.
As U.S. officials and private investors become more concerned about the financial fate of Puerto Rico after nearly a decade of economic decline, attention has turned to an $8.5 billion bank, which may be the key to whether this island of 3.7 million people flourishes or self-destructs.
The Great Recession has been particularly hard on older workers. Therefore, the government must intervene with carefully crafted policy to level the playing field for older workers. Job-placement services, employee-based subsidies, and start-up subsidies are the most promising options to help the older long-term unemployed find jobs.
Editor’s note: The following is an edited transcript of remarks delivered by Viard at the Tax Council Policy Institute’s 15th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium on February 19, 2014.
Let me begin by laying out the key features of the corporate and individual income tax systems from...
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