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Republicans did well to cut corporate taxes, not so well at expanding opportunity.
Melissa S. Kearney“Republicans did well to cut corporate taxes, not so well at expanding opportunity”
Great piece by @MichaelRStrain who also points out need for spending reform and scale back of tax expenditures.
This is a good agenda blueprint
Tax cuts that mainly benefit the wealthy and spending cuts that mostly hit everyone else will only widen the gap.
Melissa S. KearneyThere are some good things in it, but overall this tax bill is a missed opportunity to address the rise in inequality & the populist outcry.
The price tag makes it that much more egregious.
Fr @DLeonhardt - Tax Plan to Turbocharge Inequality, in 3 Charts
The tax code has long offered rewards for buying rather than renting, an equation that has troubled some economists — and that the Republican bill upends.
Melissa S. KearneyOne of the socially good aspects of the tax bill: chipping away at the mortgage interest tax deduction, which is distortionary toward leveraged home purchases + worth more for higher-inc tax payers