Book Review: Our Selfish Tax Laws: Toward Tax Reform That Mirrors Our Better Selves, Anthony C. Infanti, 2018 (MIT Press)

Netherlands American Studies Review, Spring Issue, 2020

1 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2020

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Shu-Chien Chen

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law; University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Students

Date Written: May 20, 2020

Abstract

In Our Selfish Tax Laws: Toward Tax Reform That Mirrors Our Better Selves, Anthony C. Infanti considers how US federal tax laws reflect the self-image that American people have of themselves and of their society. Infanti's main argument is that law and society mirror each other. For tax law this means that it is not merely a "pocket issue" about money, though mainstream tax scholars so presume.

Keywords: USA, tax reform, critical theory

JEL Classification: K34

Suggested Citation

Chen, Shu-Chien, Book Review: Our Selfish Tax Laws: Toward Tax Reform That Mirrors Our Better Selves, Anthony C. Infanti, 2018 (MIT Press) (May 20, 2020). Netherlands American Studies Review, Spring Issue, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3606493

Shu-Chien Chen (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law ( email )

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Students ( email )

Amsterdam
Netherlands

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