Tag Archives: fiscal

Trump’s Fiscal Brainstorm: Cut Taxes for the Rich

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(Aug. 26, 2016) This year’s US presidential election campaign differs radically from past patterns, including in the departure of the Republican nominee from many of the policy positions traditionally taken by his party.  Examples are his lack of support for international trade, military alliances, or the institution of marriage.   But when Donald Trump released some positions on tax policy recently, the differences with Hillary Clinton’s proposals fell very much along usual party lines.  His is the kind of tax policy that has long been favored by Republican presidential candidates and congressmen:  tax cuts that overwhelmingly benefit the rich and that are not accompanied with any plans to pay for them. Continue reading

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Fiscal Education for the G-7

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(May 26, 2016) As the G-7 Leaders gather in Ise-Shima, Japan, on May 26-27, the still fragile global economy is on their minds.  They would like a road map to address stagnant growth. Their approach should be to talk less about currency wars and more about fiscal policy. Continue reading

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Forecasting 2016 Economic Developments & Candidates’ Reactions

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(Jan. 4, 2016)   As the new year starts, Politico asks a set of economists for forecasts. Continue reading

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