Tax season is over for all but the greatest procrastinators among us. Two-thirds of taxpayers are celebrating their forthcoming refunds while tens of millions of others have grudgingly written a check to the IRS.
Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to individual rather than family-based taxation, and for providing increased support to low-income individuals without children.
Though we seldom think of them this way, America's statistical agencies are the very eyes and ears of our democracy. When they are functioning properly, they provide essential information to help the public and its elected representatives see what is going right in our country-and what is going wrong. Such information is crucial for forming a more perfect union.
A corporate income tax serves a useful role as a backstop for the individual income tax by taxing reinvested corporate profits that would otherwise escape immediate taxation. However, the current U.S. corporate income tax performs this role poorly and the reforms currently being discussed do not address its basic flaws.
Worksharing could reduce the risk that the next recession might lead to another surge in long-term unemployment, help keep some of the millions of workers who are laid off every year in their jobs, and in so doing help avoid the problem of “hysteresis” associated with long-term unemployment.
This half-day conference, cohosted by AEI and the International Tax Policy Forum, will explore the economic effects of territorial taxation.
The American Enterprise Institute commemorates the remarkable life and works of economist Murray Weidenbaum, who died on March 20. One of AEI’s most accomplished scholars, Weidenbaum championed free markets and limited government in public policy roles that included service to five U.S. presidents.
Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.
This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.
During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.