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Would a “Wealth Tax” Help Combat Inequality? A Debate with Saez, Summers, and Mankiw

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Published on Oct 18, 2019

(Full session) Emmanuel Saez, a leading architect of the “wealth tax” plans advocated by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, outlined his proposals at the PIIE conference on “Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies” on October 17–18, 2019. Lawrence Summers of Harvard, top economic policymaker in the Clinton and Obama administrations, delivered a tough critique of Professor Saez’s proposals. He was joined in the criticism by Gregory Mankiw, also a Harvard economic professor, and a former top economic adviser to President George W. Bush. Watch this important and timely discussion, moderated by Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post.

For more details on the event, visit https://www.piie.com/events/combating....

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