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8896.14 - Sem: Tax Policy
Professor: Stephanie Hoffer
Semester: 2013 Spring
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: Federal Income Tax; Not open to students with credit for 796.41L.
This course draws upon philosophy, economic theory, and political science to explore fundamental questions about the distribution of wealth in society. Using these constructs, the class will compare existing and proposed systems of taxation from both the United States and abroad, and it will highlight the tension inherent in the underlying goals and the effects of these systems. We promise that you will never think of tax in the same way again. The class will be graded on the basis of participation and a series of short papers. A basic understanding of federal income tax is helpful but not required.
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