Taxes

Bill Clinton's Economic Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton's economic program consists primarily of higher spending, higher taxes and private sector mandates. Although Clinton claims that his program would stimul…

America's Unfairest Taxes: Tariffs and Quotas

Today, there are more than 8,757 tariffs - plus vast numbers of quotas, so-called voluntary import restraints and other import restrictions. All too often these barriers to trade impose their greatest…

Jerry Brown's Tax Plan

Jerry Brown is advocating the most comprehensive tax refonn plan that has been seriously proposed by a presidential candidate in modern times. The plan would abolish the Social Security (FICA) payroll…

Bush vs. The Congressional Democrats: Whose Tax Plan Is Better?

In his State of the Union message, President Bush proposed a new tax package which he said would promote economic growth and create jobs. With unusual assertiveness, he gave Congress one month to enac…

Rethinking Tax Fairness

The recent debate in the House of Representatives pitted a House Republican economic plan against a plan proposed by the Democratic leadership. The central feature of the Republican plan was a dramati…

Capital, Taxes and Growth

This report is based on the neoclassical economic theory of capital, adopted by most of the leading capital theory economists of the 20th century. The theory is consistent with the last 37 years of em…

Do We Need a Tax Cut?

As the economy languishes and the presidential election nears, politicians of both parties are searching for ways to stimulate the economy and promote economic growth.

How State and Local Taxes Affect Economic Growth

This study finds that state and local taxes (expressed as a fraction of personal income) over the period 1957 to 1987 had a major impact on state economic growth.