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The 70% solution December 1, 2011

Posted by proeconomia in Fiscal policy, On the crisis, Opinion.

The debate on the tax/revenue front is way stronger in the US that it will ever be here and many academic economists participate. This is very interesting, because it goes beyond party ideologies and focuses and the new public finance mix to be implemented in the post-crisis era. Here, however, we still have a great problem even to discuss about feasible tax solutions, after getting rid of tax evasion.

Here is another opinion piece by J. Bradford DeLong (UC Berkeley) from Reuters on a recent paper by Emmanuel Saez and Peter Diamond. The paper is titled “The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations” and is found here.



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