May 31, 2017

Editorial: Taxes: Who pays and how much?

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Thoughtful, meaningful discussions on tax policy are rare.

This is understandable, of course. The global, post-industrial age has changed the economic circumstances of a wide swath of the middle class. Concurrently, over the past 30 years the narrative that broad-based tax cuts spur economic growth has gained wide adoption.

Indeed, taxation, and the questions of who pays and how much, has apparently ceased to be a topic eligible for rational discussion. The issue has become personal, emotional and subject to the same polarization that plagues politics at all levels.

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