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Most of us think of tax as a pocketbook issue: how much we owe, how much we'll get back, how much we can deduct. In Our Selfish Tax Laws, Anthony Infanti takes a broader view, considering not just how taxes affect us individually but how the tax system reflects our culture and society. He finds that American tax laws validate and benefit those who already possess power and privilege while starkly reflecting the lines of difference and discrimination in American society based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, immigration status, and disability. Infanti argues that instead of focusing our tax reform discussions on which loopholes to close or which deductions to allow, we should consider how to make our tax system reflect American ideals of inclusivity rather than institutionalizing exclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A tax meditation on selfishness The tax mirror Comparative case study: housing policy and tax law Comparative case study: the taxable unit The tax mirror and the American "Self" Mirroring our better selves.
KF6289 .I49 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press,