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Education and Taxes Can’t Reduce Inequality

Very often, proposals to even out income inequality advise one of two things: Expand people’s access to education and/or raise the top tax rates. Yet even a big increase in the share of people with a college degree would have only a minimal effect on earnings inequality, research has shown. 73 more words

Peter Orszag

America Needs Tax Cuts and Tax Reform, but Can the GOP Deliver?

It’s depressing to see how Republicans are bungling the Obamacare issue. But it’s also understandable since it’s politically difficult to reduce handouts once people get hooked… 702 more words

Fiscal Policy

Some Thoughts on State Capacity

State capacity is an important topic and the subject of much recent attention in both development economics and economic history. Together with Noel Johnson I’ve recently written a survey article on the topic ( 623 more words


Norbert Häring zum Produktionsfaktor Boden und zur Grundsteuerreform

Dirk Löhr

Am 12.6.2017 veröffentlichte das Handelsblatt den von Norbert Häring verfassten Artikel “Eine Reform, die allen recht ist“. Leider ist dieser sehr gute Artikel nur den Inhabern des Handelsblatt Digitalpasses zugänglich. 36 more words


France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes: minister (Reuters)

Reuters: France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes: minister . ” France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos on Monday. 23 more words

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Impact on withdrawal of TDS Circular


The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has withdrawn one of the oldest and most important circulars i.e Circular no 23, of July 23, 1969, and consequently Circulars no 163 dated May 29, 1975, and no 786 dated February 7, 2000, which provided certain further clarifications with respect to Circular no. 1,232 more words


Political Decentralization and Innovation in early modern Europe

My full review of Joel Mokyr’s A Culture of Growth is forthcoming in the Independent Review. Unfortunately, it won’t be out until the Winter 2017 issue is released so here is a preview. 921 more words