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Taxing Ourselves : A Citizen's Guide to the Debate over Taxes - Joel Slemrod

Taxing Ourselves

A Citizen's Guide to the Debate over Taxes

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2017
ISBN: 9780262533171
Number Of Pages: 560
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The new edition of a popular guide to the key issues in tax reform, presented in a clear, nontechnical, and unbiased way.

To follow the debate over tax reform, the interested citizen is often forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises. Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the oversimplified and the arcane, presenting the key issues clearly and without a political agenda. Tax policy experts Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija lay out in accessible language what is known and not known about how taxes affect the economy and offer guidelines for evaluating tax systems-both the current tax system and proposals to reform it.

This fifth edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest data, empirical evidence, and tax law. It offers new material on recent tax reform proposals, expanded coverage of international tax issues, and the latest enforcement initiatives. Offering historical perspectives, outlining the basic criteria by which tax policy should be judged (fairness, economic impact, enforceability), examining proposals for both radical change (replacement of the income tax with a flat tax or consumption tax) and incremental changes to the current system, and concluding with a voter's guide, the book provides readers with enough background to make informed judgments about how we should tax ourselves.

Praise for earlier editions
"An excellent book."
-Jeff Medrick, New York Times
"A fair-minded exposition of a politically loaded subject."
-Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 9780262533171
ISBN-10: 0262533170
Series: MIT Press
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 2nd May 2017
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: New edition

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