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A Primer on Tax Incidence Analysis (Part 2) — My wages are lower. But how much lower?

In part 1, I wanted to show that the burden of a tax is shared between the producer and the consumer no-matter who sends the check to the IRS. Once we know that there is a burden and that the … Continue reading

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A Primer on Tax Incidence Analysis (Part 1) — How taxes lower your salary and the number of widgets you can buy.

After reading some comments, I thought it would be helpful to go back to the basics of tax incidence analysis. Once again, it’s important to keep in mind the difference between tax incidence and tax collection. If we mix up … Continue reading

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How much should Buffett pay?

Well… That was unexpected. I open a blog and I get a link and an approving comment from Greg Mankiw! (Thanks Greg!) This is what I would call a win. Give me a second to bask in that glory… OK, … Continue reading

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Mankiw is right. Buffett is wrong.

Welcome to this blog. Well, let’s hit the ground running because there are things to be said. Unless you have been living in under a rock for the past 3+ years, you at some point in time have heard about … Continue reading

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