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Climate

Legislative Analysis: The SWAP Act

The SWAP Act will 1) fund a payroll tax reduction by taxing GHG pollution; 2) spur significant reductions in GHG emissions; 3) and offer a market alternative to the expansion of federal GHG regulations.

November 13, 2019 • Joseph Majkut,  Nader Sobhani,  David Bookbinder
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Blog
Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Econofact: Are Taxes (And Also Spending) Progressive?

The finding that the tax burden is disproportionately higher for lower income families is at odds with common perceptions that the United States has a progressive tax system. And it has particular relevance because the country has seen a marked increase in income inequality over the past several decades.

November 13, 2019 • William G. Gale,  Zachary Obstfeld
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Commentary
Immigration
Legal

The Time to Act on DACA Is Well Past Due

Seven months into office, President Trump attempted to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected over 700,000 immigrants who arrived as children from deportation since the program’s inception in 2012. Then-President Obama used his—arguably lawful—executive authority to temporarily protect eligible individuals provided they were currently enrolled…

November 12, 2019 • Kristie De Peña
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Legislative Analysis: The SWAP Act
By Joseph Majkut,  Nader Sobhani,  David Bookbinder
Econofact: Are Taxes (And Also Spending) Progressive?
By William G. Gale,  Zachary Obstfeld
The Time to Act on DACA Is Well Past Due
By Kristie De Peña