with Thomas Sowell via Hoover Daily ReportNow that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise the top personal income tax rate to 70% and Rep. Ilhan Omar thinks 90% would be even better, it might be a good time to review the history over time from 1960 to 2013 of: a) the top marginal tax rate in every year and b) the share of total income taxes collected from the top one-half percent of taxpayers.
by David R. Henderson via EconLog
In December 2018, the Congressional Budget Office published a 316-page report titled Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028. Those reports are often useful because they can tell you the implications for the deficit of various changes in government spending and in tax law. This report is relatively comprehensive. It examines dozens of ways in which the U.S. government could cut spending and dozens of ways in which it could increase taxes.
Robert J. Barro and Brian Wheaton | AEI Economics Working Paper Series
Long-difference regressions for 1968–2013 show that a higher tax wedge reduces the C-corporate share of net capital stocks, equity (book value), gross assets, and positive net income, as well as the corporate share of gross investment.
with Hoover Institution via PolicyEdScroll through America Off Balance, the Hoover Institution’s new web platform that guides users through the tough choices that must be made to avert looming fiscal disaster and fix the federal budget. The platform hosts three major digital products: an interactive tour of the federal budget (The Balancing Act), a comprehensive state-of-the-art Budget Calculator to identify and test new reform proposals, and Budget Matters, which offers analysis and commentary on policy options.
via Hoover Daily ReportScholars at the Hoover Institution have created a new web platform, America Off Balance, that hosts digital products highlighting the looming fiscal disaster that the country will face—unless tough choices are made, and made soon.