The current tax system imposes high marginal tax rates on work, and its treatment of savings and investment is destructive. The current system distorts economic activity and impedes economic progress. In economics terms, the current tax system has a massive excess burden or deadweight loss. Tax reform offers the prospect of dramatically reducing this deadweight loss, leading to a renewed prosperity and substantially improved living standards for all Americans. Join us as our speakers explain why the tax system is economically destructive, what kinds of tax reform would fix the problem and what the magnitude of the economic gains from tax reform could be.
More About the Speakers
Keynote remarks by
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Boston University
Followed by a panel with
Stephen J. Entin
Senior Fellow, Tax Foundation
William W. Beach
Chief Economist, Senate Budget Committee Republicans
Research Fellow, Tax and Economic Policy, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies,
The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation
David R. Burton
Senior Fellow in Economic Policy