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Ideal Tax Association Working Papers

Ideal Taxes Association welcomes your submissions of Working Papers on Trade or Tax issues for possible inclusion on this website. Please e-mail your papers to our President, Dr. Raymond L. Richman:

Incentive Effects of Alternative Tax Treatments of Capital Gains by Raymond L. Richman, Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Fifty-Third National Tax Conference held in New York City, September 5-9, 1960, National Tax Association, Harrisburg PA.

Is Nuclear Energy Safe After Fukushima by Dr. Michael Natelson, Ideal Taxes Association, Working Paper #4, Originally delivered as an Osher Lecture Carnegie Mellon University Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, November 9, 2011.

How to Strengthen the Currency Exchange Rate Reform Bills: Testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on China’s Exchange Rate Policy by Raymond L. Richman. Howard B. Richman and Jesse T. Richman. Working Paper #3, September 15, 2010.

Managing Foreign Trade by W. Raymond Mills (Ideal Taxes Association, Working Paper #2, February 23, 2010).

The Emperor's New Stimulus Package by Raymond Richman, Howard Richman, Jesse Richman and Molly Inspektor (Ideal Taxes Association, Working Paper #1, February 3, 2008).

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  • [An] extensive argument for balanced trade, and a program to achieve balanced trade is presented in Trading Away Our Future, by Raymond Richman, Howard Richman and Jesse Richman. “A minimum standard for ensuring that trade does benefit all is that trade should be relatively in balance.” [Balanced Trade entry]

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  • [Trading Away Our Future] Examines the costs and benefits of U.S. trade and tax policies. Discusses why trade deficits matter; root of the trade deficit; the “ostrich” and “eagles” attitudes; how to balance trade; taxation of capital gains; the real estate tax; the corporate income tax; solving the low savings problem; how to protect one’s assets; and a program for a strong America....

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  • In Trading Away Our Future   Richman ... advocates the immediate adoption of a set of public policy proposal designed to reduce the trade deficit and increase domestic savings.... the set of public policy proposals is a wake-up call... [February 17, 2009 review by T.H. Cate]