Taxes, Loans, and Inflation: How the Nation's Wealth Becomes Misallocated

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Brookings Institution, 1985 - Business & Economics - 205 pages
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Income from capital receives uneven treatment in both the tax system and the loan markets. This affects almost every investment decision make by the individuals, business, and government and causes major disruptions in the economy. In this book C. Eugene Steuerle shows how the misallocation of capital results from the interaction of tax laws, the operation of the market for loanable funds, and inflation. He first analyzes the taxation of capital income, focusing on the distortions caused by tax arbitrage and on inflation-induced discriminations among both taxpayer and borrowers. The author then applies this analysis to several related issues. He concludes with a reform agenda that calls for the adoption of a broader-based, flatter-rate income tax.

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Steuerle is with the Department of the Treasury, where he is economic staff coordinator for the Fundamental Tax Reform Project and deputy director of the Office of Tax Analysis.

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