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The Cain Plan v. the Able Plan: An Empirical Analysis

8 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2011  

Nicholas A. Paleveda

Northeastern University

Date Written: October 26, 2011


'The Cain Plan v. the Able Plan' is an empirical analysis of the 9-9-9 plan proposed by Mr. Cain and supported by Mr. Laffer. The author reviews the simplicity of the plan and concludes that the Cain tax plan does not support its intended results. The Cain tax plan has gained traction with the general public even though it does not appear to have any substance behind the plan or thought as to the intended results. Laffer also offers conclusions without any substantiation as to how the conclusions will be reached. A brief read for a simple plan.

Keywords: tax, tax plan, Cain, Laffer

JEL Classification: H20, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26

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Paleveda, Nicholas A., The Cain Plan v. the Able Plan: An Empirical Analysis (October 26, 2011). Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: or

Nicholas A. Paleveda (Contact Author)

Northeastern University ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

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