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Joseph J. Thorndike

Tax expert

Joseph J. Thorndike appears in the following:

30 Issues | Americans are Over (or is it Under)-Taxed

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Our #30Issues in 30 Weeks election series continues. This week we ask: who should pay how much in taxes? And where did the federal income tax come from?

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Please Explain: The Flat Tax

Friday, November 04, 2011

Herman Cain has gotten a lot of attention for his 9-9-9 tax plan, Governor Rick Perry recently unveiled his own flat tax proposal, and there have been numerous presidential candidates who have made a flat tax plan the basis of their campaigns. Joseph J. Thorndike is the director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts and a contributing editor for Tax Notes magazine looks at the history of the flat tax, how it compares to our current tax system, and what the proposed flat tax plans would mean for the U.S. economy.

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