Topic Taxes, Inequality & Growth

Taxes support U.S. living standards by providing the revenues necessary to pay for public investment in children, families, and infrastructure; for social insurance and safety net programs; for national defense; and for many other public programs that support the quality of life. They also influence the level and distribution of income, consumption, wealth, and broader measures of economic wellbeing. Equitable Growth aims to foster a robust discussion of the impact of changes in tax policy on inequality and growth and the wellbeing of families across the income distribution.

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A modest tax reform proposal to roll back federal tax policy to 1997

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Why a wealth tax in the United States might increase efficiency

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In Conversation with Gabriel Zucman

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Taxing wealth by taxing investment income: An introduction to mark-to-market taxation

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The distribution of wealth in the United States and implications for a net worth tax

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U.S. tax policy for equitable growth

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Cost-benefit analysis of U.S. tax regulations has failed. What should come next?

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Optimal tax policy in imperfectly competitive U.S. labor markets

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Taxing wealth and investment income in the United States

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