07 June 2014

Seven Key Takeaways From Joseph E. Stiglitz’s Tax Plan for Growth and Equality

Taxes pay for roads, schools, firefighters, Coast Guard rescues and a thousand other goods and services we need for our society to function.

But taxes also shape our incentives. We tax things that we deem to be harmful — like tobacco and alcohol — and hand out tax breaks to encourage things we find beneficial, like research.


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