Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ABA Teleconference Today On The Tax Code And Income Inequality

LogoThe ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the ABA Tax Section are offering a free teleconference today at 3:30 - 5:00 EST on The Tax Code and Income Inequality: Limitations and Political Opportunities:

“Welfare” has become “workfare,” delivered through the Tax Code, e.g., the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. How well is that really working for low and middle income Americans, much less those in poverty? At the same time, tax deductions, credits—and avoidance/evasion schemes—are increasingly benefitting wealthy individuals and big corporations, which increasingly pay a smaller portion of federal tax revenue—revenue that could fund government programs, bolster economic growth and benefit the bottom 99% by providing jobs and increase skills of lower income American. Panelists will discuss how changes to the Tax Code can address income inequality in the U.S. and political opportunities for reform.

  • Dean Baker (Economist and Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research)
  • Marilyn Harbur (Sr. Asst. Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice; Vice Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Economic Justice Committee)
  • Francine Lipman (William S. Boyd Professor of Law, UNLV)
  • Alexandra Thornton, Sr. (Director of Tax Policy, Center for American Progress)

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