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Fair Not Flat: How to Make the Tax System Better and Simpler

Edward J. McCaffery


The current tax system is unfair. Some of the richest people in America pay no tax, while a huge share of the tax burden falls on the rest of us. A mere glance at the tax code confirms that it is far too complex, with volumes of rules that no ordinary person could possibly comprehend. Some conservatives have called for a so-called flat tax. But a flat tax is not necessarily a simple tax, and “flat” means “more” for most taxpayers: a rise in middle-class taxes to finance tax cuts for the rich. Is there another choice? This book proposes a straightforward and fair alternative. A “fair not flat” ... More

Keywords: tax, America, conservatives, flat tax, national sales tax, savings, death tax, fair not flat tax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780226555607
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226555669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward J. McCaffery, author