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The Marginal Cost of Public Funds

Taxes are generally distortionary.  That is the cost to individuals in our economy of collecting a dollar of tax revenue exceeds the tax revenue that is collected because people change their behavior in response to price changes that are caused by the tax.  The marginal excess burden of raising a dollar of tax revenue is […]

John Spry: Can Minnesota learn from Rhode Island’s bold tax reform?

By John Spry St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) – Sunday June 20, 2010 Rhode Island is passing Minnesota in the race for mobile workers, entrepreneurs, and job-creating investments. Its decision to do so could provide a roadmap for a major tax reform in Minnesota. Rhode Island’s legislature unanimously voted to reduce its highest income tax […]