It's Tax Not Trade (Stupid)

5 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2016

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Edward J. McCaffery

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Date Written: July 19, 2016

Abstract

Globalization, trade and other free market policies increase wealth. But the gains from trade are not being evenly spread among all citizens. People and politicians rage against foreigners. But it is the United States tax system, not trade, that ought to change, and wealthy Americans, not workers world-wide, who should be sharing the wealth. And it is the form of tax, not just its rate structure, that must reform, so that capital at last bears a meaningful share of the burden.

Suggested Citation

McCaffery, Edward J., It's Tax Not Trade (Stupid) (July 19, 2016). USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS16-20; USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2811723

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