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Tax Reform for Growth, Equity, and Revenue

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  • Brown, Samuel
  • Gale, William G.

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This paper examines the fiscal outlook and tax reform options in the United States. The major conclusions include: the United States faces a substantial fiscal shortfall in the medium- and long-term; both spending cuts and tax increases should contribute to the solution; tax increases need not do significant harm to economic growth; and there are sensible ways to both reform tax structure and raise revenues, including tax expenditure reform, the creation of a value-added tax, the creation of a carbon tax, or an increase in the gasoline tax.

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  • Brown, Samuel & Gale, William G., 2012. "Tax Reform for Growth, Equity, and Revenue," MPRA Paper 55056, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    3. Laurence Seidman, 2014. "Book Review: The Death of the Income Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax and the Path to Fiscal Reform by Daniel Goldberg (Oxford University Press, Oxford, Uk, 2013, 318 Pages)," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 67(1), pages 269-278, March.

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    tax reform; fiscal policy; fiscal shortfall;

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    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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