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Rudolph G. Penner

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[Nihonkeizai Shimbun] What can Japan learn from the United States' experience with deficit reduction? First and foremost, U.S. success in eliminating deficits would not have been possible without the support of a broad public consensus that focused on the long-run negative effects of...

May 23, 2002
Rudolph G. Penner
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[Indianapolis Star] Women Democratic senators recently sent President Bush a letter decrying his proposal to divert some payroll taxes into individual accounts, on the grounds that women would take a financial beating. Although many feminist groups hold this view, little empirical...

August 5, 2001
Rudolph G. Penner
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The elderly receive substantial income tax benefits in the form of an extra standard deduction and lenient taxation of Social Security benefits for recipients with modest incomes. States also provide significant tax benefits. Often all Social Security and pension income is tax free and many...

March 31, 2000
Rudolph G. Penner

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