Contemporary U. S. Tax Policy

ISBN-10: 0877667381
ISBN-13: 9780877667384
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: 'Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy is, at its heart, an exciting, if not always pretty, tale of democratic decisionmaking,' writes C. Eugene Steuerle. The landmark 2004 first edition outlined the principles of taxation in the early postwar period and the  More...

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List price: $29.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Urban Institute Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

'Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy is, at its heart, an exciting, if not always pretty, tale of democratic decisionmaking,' writes C. Eugene Steuerle. The landmark 2004 first edition outlined the principles of taxation in the early postwar period and the tax policy battles that began with the Reagan revolution and continue today. The second edition has been expanded to investigate President George W. Bush's second term in office--the push to privatize Social Security, the stalled tax code revision, the extension of the 2001 tax cuts, and other battles. Tax policy history has always been messy, repetitive, and rancorous. Yet even in a contentious political environment, evolution--and revolution--can occur.

Introductionp. 1
Principles and Principals of Tax Policyp. 9
A Summary of Changes in the Tax Systemp. 33
Taxation in the Postwar Period through 1980p. 65
The Early Reagan Erap. 77
The Prelude to Reform: 1982 to 1984p. 97
Tax Reform and Its Aftermath: 1985 to 1988p. 121
"No New Taxes?" 1989 to 1992p. 145
Clinton and the New Democrats: 1993 to 1996p. 161
The "New" Economy: 1997 to 2000p. 179
Bush II and Compassionate Supply-Side Conservatism: 2001 to 2005p. 199
The End of the Two Santa Claus Era: Bush II's Second Termp. 221
Who Won?p. 241
Appendixp. 267
Acronymsp. 285
Glossaryp. 287
Notesp. 295
Referencesp. 319
About the Authorp. 335
Indexp. 337
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