Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

Renewed attention on the revenues that could be raised by reducing tax expenditures makes this proposal–Raise Taxes, but Not Tax Rates–from Martin Feldstein very timely. (The article draws on an NBER working paper by Feldstein, Daniel Feenberg, and Maya MacGuineas.) The idea is very simple: cap the aggregate tax savings granted to any taxpayer through tax expenditures to 2 per cent of that taxpayer’s income.

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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