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Hamilton Project author Austan Goolsbee Proposes a Way to Make Filing Taxes Simpler

April 17, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Tax Policy

Ezra Klein from Vox features economist Austan Goolsbee, and cites his Hamilton Project paper as he discusses a simpler option for filing taxes.

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How the tax code penalizes people for getting married

April 16, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Poverty, Tax Policy

The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell takes a closer look at how the current tax system impacts married low- and middle-income working families, creating what is often called "marriage penalties." Rampell cites findings from a Hamilton Project paper by Melissa S. Kearney, Giving Secondary Earners a Tax Break.

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‘Marriage penalty’ takes a bite out of working families

April 15, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Poverty, Tax Policy

Washington Post's Catherine Rampell discusses the higher tax burden for working families known as the "marriage penalty," and looks at Hamilton Project paper by Melissa Kearney and Lesley Turner proposing a secondary-earner tax deduction for affected low-and middle-income families.

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The Impact of Today’s Tax Code on Working Spouses

April 14, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Poverty, Tax Policy

The Hamilton Project's director Melissa Kearney discussed the current tax code and its impact on women who return to the workforce on NPR’s All Things Considered. 

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Idle workers + Low interest rates = Time to rebuild infrastructure

April 11, 2014 • The Hamilton Project • Economic Security, Effective Government, Employment & Wages, Energy & Environment, Infrastructure, Technology & Innovation

If now is not the moment to rebuild, when is? Advisory Council member Larry Summers asks this question in his new op-ed for The Boston Globe, and proposes investing in U.S. infrastructure as a way to address our major economic objectives.

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