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Daily Archive for June 8th, 2010

Progressive Enlightenment

Dan Klein reports: Zogby researcher Zeljka Buturovic and I considered the 4,835 respondents’ (all American adults) answers to eight survey questions about basic economics. We also asked the respondents about their political leanings: progressive/very liberal; liberal; moderate; conservative; very conservative; and libertarian. … In this case, percentage of conservatives answering incorrectly was 22.3%, very conservatives […]

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Simplify the Tax Code

It is by now I believe conventional wisdom that the federal income tax is complete absurd in its myriad carve-outs, deductions, credits, penalties, etc. Without altering any other portion of the tax code (which needs altering) what would a back of the envelope calculation be for moving from the Progressive tax to a flat-rate tax, […]

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