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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

latebloomer Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:55 AM
An illuminating difference between the two sides of the aisle. The Right defines an equitable tax burden by how much tax is paid. The Left defines it by how much remains after payment. Not saying where you generally stand but, you've clearly bought into the leftist argument on this.

I’m at Hillsdale College in Michigan for a conference on taxation. The event is called “The Federal Income Tax: A Centenary Consideration,” though I would have called it something like “100 Years of Misery from the IRS.”

I’m glad to be here, both because Hillsdale proudly refuses to take government money (which would mean being ensnared by government rules) and also because I’ve heard superb speeches by scholars such as Amity Shlaes (author of The Forgotten Man, as well as a

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