Press Release

New Podcast Episode: Wealth Tax Proposals

It’s The AAF Exchange — your source for clear, data-driven insight into today’s economic and domestic policy issues.

Our latest episode features AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discussing the wealth tax proposals from presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. New research from the American Action Forum finds that such a tax would have a uniquely negative impact on workers’ real wages – ultimately imposing an effective tax of 63 cents on workers for every dollar the government raises in revenue from the wealthy. Holtz-Eakin explains the results of his research and considers several objections to its findings. Read the research here.

Future episodes will address other timely policy questions, including:

  • What are the fiscal and economic implications of the presidential candidates’ key policy proposals?
  • What is the current state of trade policy, and what are the areas to watch in 2020?
  • Is the Trump Administration’s deregulatory push as successful as it claims?

Whether you’re on your lunch break or commuting home, The AAF Exchange will keep you up to speed on today’s most pressing policy issues.

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