The Real Tax Burden: More than Dollars and Cents

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Endowed with the authority to enforce justice, government is a necessary prerequisite to human flourishing. Citizens rightfully bear the responsibility to contribute to the existence of just government through the rendering of taxes. Because tax policy is also a reflection of values, citizens in a democratic society should be concerned with how taxes are collected and spent.

In Real Tax Burden: More than Dollars and Cents, Alan Viard and Alex Brill explain everything you need to...

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Overview

Endowed with the authority to enforce justice, government is a necessary prerequisite to human flourishing. Citizens rightfully bear the responsibility to contribute to the existence of just government through the rendering of taxes. Because tax policy is also a reflection of values, citizens in a democratic society should be concerned with how taxes are collected and spent.

In Real Tax Burden: More than Dollars and Cents, Alan Viard and Alex Brill explain everything you need to know to understand taxes in America today. The authors describe who pays what and why, the implications of the current system, and provide a vision for reform that is simple, effective, and consistent with our values.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844772103
  • Publisher: Aei Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Series: Values and Capitalism Series
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex M. Brill is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Alan D. Viard is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: What is Excess Burden?
Chapter 2: Excess Burden of Wage, Income, and Consumption Taxes
Chapter 3: Taxation in the United States: An Overview
Chapter 4: Issues in U.S. Personal Income Taxation
Chapter 5: Issues in U.S. Business Taxation
Chapter 6: Options for Fundamental Tax Reform
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
About the Authors
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