April 19, 2011

Principles of Tax Reform

Jason J. Fichtner

Former Senior Research Fellow

The U.S. tax code is almost 17,000 pages long. It’s dense, technical, and complex. The U.S. tax code is, in a word, broken. However, reform is easier than one might think. There are simple, clear, and non-partisan principles for tax reform. This incredibly complex system doesn’t need to remain a weight around our economy’s neck. Dr. Fichtner walks through the principles of a sound tax system, and provides an easily workable framework for evaluating the various taxation proposals.