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Are Tax Breaks Entitlements? The $1.6 Trillion Question
U. S. federal income tax policies include a large number of provisions widely known as tax breaks or tax loopholes. More specifically they come in the form of deductions, credits, exclusions and preferential rates. They have the effect of significantly reducing the income taxes paid (i.e., the effective tax rate) by individuals and corporations. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates in 2017 all tax breaks combined will amount to $1.6 trillion. This study group will focus on the political psychology of these tax breaks: the attitudes and behaviors of individuals, interest groups, political parties and policymakers in the public policymaking process. Discussion of a large number of specific tax breaks will be included. Information on tax breaks will be distributed by the instructor to provide a foundation for the sessions. Craig Ramsay is an Emeritus Professor of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University who taught about the politics of economic policymaking for four decades.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 10/25/2017 - 11/15/2017
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Genesis of Ann Arbor, Room 9/10
Address : 2309 Packard St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Instructor : Ramsay Craig
Fee : $25.00
Event Status : OPEN