Works In Progress
Pay Up! Conservative Myths About Tax Cuts for the Rich...And Why They're Wrong
Since the late 1970s Republicans and other conservatives in the United States have called for lower taxes on the rich and large corporations. They insist that these taxes are too high, stifle the economy, facilitate wasteful government spendng, are unfair to everyone, and undermine freedom in America. These are all myths rooted in neoliberal theory. Based on historical evidence and data from the United States and other advanced capitalist democacies, this book debunks these myths and argues that high and progressive taxes can actually be good for the Unied States. It also explains why these myths refuse to die.