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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses hopes for the global economy and the political leaders struggling to keep it on an even keel.

December 22, 2011
Donald Marron
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This information brief looks at new rules the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued requiring state and local governments to disclose certain tax abatements in the annual financial report. This new requirement will make information about tax abatements at the state and local...

October 9, 2015
Norton Francis
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In a contribution to the Christian Science Monitor, Donald Marron discusses the estimates of America's debt which vary by tens of trillions of dollars, depending on how you count. The bottom line: It's deep but not yet fatal.

January 27, 2012
Donald Marron
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In a contribution to Real Clear Markets, Bill Gale discusses health care reform.

May 8, 2012
William G. Gale
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This article develops an alternative post-2012 personal income tax regime, the "Better Base Case." It argues that revenue collections of the same magnitude as those projected by the CBO (i.e., "current law") are necessary over the medium term, but that the efficiency and equity of current law's...

June 5, 2012
Edward D. Kleinbard, Joseph Rosenberg
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In a contribution to the Real Clear Markets, Bill Gale discusses the "fiscal cliff" facing the U.S. economy.

July 25, 2012
William G. Gale
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In a contribution to USA Today, Bill Gale asserts that going over the cliff might be the only way to stimulate the economy and implement gradual, balanced fiscal consolidation over the next decade.

November 29, 2012
William G. Gale
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The authors examine domestic spending over the 20th century to examine the factors that fueled it. A table highlights the change in federal domestic spending outlays as a percent of gross domestic product by presidential term. The following questions are discussed: (1) What is the relationship...

April 1, 1997
C. Eugene Steuerle, Gordon B. Mermin
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TPC has estimated the distributional impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac tax” in 2018 and 2025. While the average tax cut increases with income throughout the distribution, the middle and fourth income quintiles receive the largest share of the tax benefit compared with their...

July 22, 2015
Gordon B. Mermin, Eric Toder
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In a contribution to CNNMoney, Donald Marron argues that minting a $1 trillion platinum coin if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling sounds crazy. But it might actually work if done in smaller denominations.

January 8, 2013
Donald Marron