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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

American Prospect: Five Lessons for Progressives From 100 Years of the Income Tax

American Prospect LogoThe American Prospect:  Five Lessons for Progressives From Our First Century of Income Taxes:

  1. Steeply graduated income tax rates can help societies do big things
  2. Progressive tax rates can do much more than raise significant amounts of revenue
  3. Progressive income tax rates don’t just happen. People have to battle for them
  4. Tax loopholes cost our society more than just tax revenue
  5. Just copying our progressive tax-rate past won’t ensure a progressive tax future

By learning the lessons from our income tax past, these and other progressive forces will have a better chance of pushing through the tax changes we need to allow our society to do big things in the century ahead.

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Lessons for progressives? Hah! Like they have ever learned from lessons.

Posted by: Woody | Mar 12, 2013 8:45:07 PM