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Senate Budget Committee Holds Hearing on a “Trilemma”

March 1st, 2012 . by economistmom

I’ve been busy getting ready for my testimony before the Senate Budget Committee this morning, on the topic of tax reform in the broader fiscal and economic context. The question they ask via their hearing’s title: can we reform the tax system in such a way that we encourage economic growth, reduce the deficit, and promote fairness–all at the same time? My quick answer is “yes, but it won’t be easy.” The hard part is far more political than economic.

Through the Committee’s website, you might be able to catch a live stream, but if not, there will be a video up later, I’m sure.  I will be posting a post-mortem afterward (not sure how quickly).

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