Pauken, Tom, The American Conservative
Capital Punishment The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform, Why We Need It, and What It Will Take, Bruce Bartlett, Simon & Schuster, 271 pages
In his new work, Bruce Bartlettone of the original supply-side economists - makes a cogent case for restructuring our tax system. His premise is exactly right: "The goal of tax reform, which Republicans used to believe in, should be tax neutrality." Given how high our debt levels are, any new system has to be revenue-neutral. But the right kind of reform, Bartlett maintains, should have "the lowest possible rates on the broadest possible base." America would be better off with a system that emphasizes taxing consumption rather than one …
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Publication information: Article title: Capital Punishment. Contributors: Pauken, Tom - Author. Magazine title: The American Conservative. Volume: 11. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2012. Page number: 56+. © 2009 The American Conservative LLC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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