Reading even a mildly stylish opening to an academic paper on issues in financial taxation is a good reminder of how nice it would be if the academy put a bit more emphasis on readable prose.
A looming global catastrophe. Daunting problems in measuring the marginal social damage caused by significant economic activities. International cooperation undermined by divergent national interests. Concerns that tax-based solutions will undermine economic growth. Accusations of self-serving experts misrepresenting, or even doctoring, the evidence.
But enough about global warming. Although the topic of this paper is the role of taxation in restructuring the financial sector, many of the same issues arise (with the possible exception of the last).
That's from “Taxation and the Financial Sector” by Douglas Shackelford, Daniel Shaviro and Joel Slemrod. I'll have more to say on the meat of the paper later.
Posted by: ChrisBrown11 | June 8, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: ChrisBrown11 | June 8, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse
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