Showdown at Gucci Gulch: lawmakers, lobbyists, and the unlikely triumph of tax reform

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Vintage Books, Apr 12, 1988 - Law - 309 pages
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 was the single most sweeping change in the history of America's income tax. It was also the best political and economic story of its time. Here, in the anecdotal style of The Making of the President, two Wall Street Journal reporters provide the first complete picture of how this tax revolution went from an improbable dream to a widely hailed reality.

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If you're like me, you probably never imagined a book about creating a tax reform bill could ever be interesting let alone compelling, but this book is both. I almost couldn't put it down. A fascinating look at the inside of how our government functions. Read full review

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Birnbaum and Murray describe the passage of the 1986 tax reform act as the product of personal victories by Washington officials over the usually triumphant lobbyists of "Gucci Gulch''the hallways ... Read full review

Contents

Showdown
3
The Beginnings
23
The Horse You Rode in On
42
Copyright

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Birnbaum is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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