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Joel B. Slemrod ê 4 DownloadI didn t ead this whole book but just parts of it It has some very good discussions that I think every American citizen should ead This should be euired eading but maybe I think this because I love tax policy it should at least be euired eading for people who have opinions on tax policy and like to vote and also for People Who Make Tax Policy who make tax policy eview ever The best book on taxes Ever And it s totally understandable if you don t have background in the subject I ead the fourth edition published in 2008 This book was surprisingly easy to digest These two gentlemen advise us that the best overhaul for the US tax system is to start fresh with a VAT and wage tax or some form of consumption tax ather than an income tax It gets complicated with economic models and shit What is unreal and I can t believe I m going to put in writing is that Trumps tax plan eally wasn t so bad It was ballsy actually and is putting us on the path toward an improved tax system Bleh Bad taste in my mouth I m not looking forward to sweeping tax changes as an accountant but I think it ll be for the best I prefer we get it ight than continue to put bandaids on a
artery Here s to the future Taxing Ourselves A Citizen s Guide to the Debate Over by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija covers the many different tax egimes from sales tax to the Value Added Tax VAT to a flat tax progressive tax and egressive tax and also looks at hybrids between them This book was definitely not for me I found it incredibly dense and a little bit boring to ead but I slogged my way through The book mainly focuses on the application of taxes not on how they are utilized From the title I think I was expecting something a little bit high level for the ordinary citizen anging from the high school drop out to the multiple degree graduate student The big take aways that I gleamed was the importance on eading between the lines on tax policy proposals and understanding future. To follow the debate over US tax eform the interested citizen is forced to choose between misleading sound bites and academic treatises Taxing Ourselves bridges the gap between the two by presenting in clear non technical language the key issues in US tax eform who should pay taxes how taxes affect the economy and whether to eform or eplace the current tax system The authors discuss Impacts for example the impacts of transitioning to an all sales tax policy on the etired who based their savings on an income tax based policy Also to look at tax policy on the etired who based their savings on an income tax based policy Also to look at trickle down effect of proposed tax policies and potential tax shifting The book provides an excellent example of tax shifting that includes two highways Highway A and Highway B where one Highway B is converted to a toll oad and highways Highway A and Highway B where one Highway B is converted to a toll oad and common thought that this will only impact the drivers of Highway B as they now have to include this costbleeding artery Here s to the future Taxing Ourselves A Citizen s to the Debate Over
"In Their Finances The Unintended "their finances The unintended is that drivers may now switch to utilizing Highway A impacting original Highway A drivers with congestion and potential delays This eally stuck with me and I wish the book held of these simple examples Another high point that stuck with me is the potential administrative costs that should be considered for each new tax policy as well as the complexity and implications to filingOverall the book provided a lot to think about if you needed any additional evidence of my abject dorkiness here you go this book is awesome This book is a great primer on how taxes work why they are arranged as they are and who benefits from varying tax egimes It s fairly informative and attemptedly unbiased However this book is incredibly boring As someone who loves to talk about taxes for fun and professionally I thought the details were drab and elementary If you didn t like the topic or have a firm mind you might get lost after Ch 3 Overall it s not a bad book Taxes are boring as hell and the book provided the highest enjoyment of grueling tax information I ve eceived Any text that talks about taxation without emphasizing it social benefits and its egalitarian necessity is not worth the time spent on eading it and in general any economic text that fail to place at its center the impact of its promotions on eal people and their interactions outside its formulae is inherently biased against broad based elevanceTo claim that Arious alternative proposals in detail including the flat tax and the sales tax but they are not advocates for any of them; instead they provide eaders with the knowledge and the tools including an informative overview of the US tax system and an invaluable voter's guide to the tax policy debate to make their own informed choices about how American citizens should tax themselves The thir.
2%As To The Argumentsto the arguments consumption taxes were lowered to about 35% and both growth and productivity are hovering around 2%As to the arguments for consumption taxes to imagine the potential havoc and civic unrest that consumption taxes to imagine the potential havoc and civic unrest that be unleashed by taxing every corner store purchase by 30% 50% tax every time you buy bread milk or a chocolate bar every day of the year if people consider evasion when faced with government might consider the length they would go to when faced with a store teller The amount of policing expanses euired for enforcing such a tax alone would eat up any advantage such taxation might have had In addition since the ich have access to means of production that the poor do not taxation on consumption would actually exacerbate class distinction and tensionsAll in all despite the length to which the book exposes problems with current taxation scheme in the US because of its misrepresentation and avoidance of some important elated issues such as the positive aspects of tax collection in a democratic context this book can be left unread except as a cautionary tale with espect to how NOT to design a tax system or economic policies in general Outstanding tax policy volume by America s leading expert on taxes Joel Slemrod and co author Jon Bakija Intended for the non technical eader it is nevertheless full of well explained concepts and facts This is a great introduction to the basics of tax policy Covers a lot of the economic aspects necessary for consideration in proposing eform Don t bother if you ve taken a class on evenue theor. D edition of this popular guide has been extensively evised and updated to cover all changes in US tax laws through to May 2003 and to eflect the most ecent esearch and elevant data It also provides new or expanded treatment of issues in the current debate including tax cuts and whether they stimulate the economy savings incentives double taxation of corporate income the estate tax ,
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