Don't Cut Taxes; Reform Them

Don't Cut Taxes; Reform Them
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I am an admirer of Larry Summers. And of Kevin Hassett. Which is why I mourn Larry's descent from civility into dismissive name-calling, and Kevin's ill-considered attack on the Tax Policy Center, an organization with which I often disagree but is staffed by what Larry calls “highly respected former civil servants”—which I take to be intended as praise.

The debate over tax policy is going to be unpleasant enough without two very good economists descending to the level of, shall we say, Chuck Schumer and Donald Trump.

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