Buchanan and Wagner, Democracy in Deficit
Assignment 1 Due: NEA and Government Funding of the Arts
Caplan: Introduction, Chapters 1-3
Caplan: Chapters 4-6
Bruce Yandle, "Bootleggers and Baptists in Retrospect"
Assignment 2 Due: Light Bulbs
Caplan: Chapters 7 & 8, Conclusion
Earl R. Brubaker, "The Tragedy of the Public Budgetary Commons"
Peter Diamond & Emmanuel Saez, "The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations," Journal of Economic Perspectives 25, 4 (Fall 2011) 165-190. [available through library's electronic journals]
Assignment 3 Due: Caplan Essay/Review
James R. Hines, Jr., "Taxing Consumption and Other Sins," Journal of Economic Perspectives 21, 1 (Winter 2007) 49-68. [available through library's electronic journals]
Rosanne Altshuler, Katherine Lim, and Roberton Williams, "Desperately Seeking Revenue," National Tax Journal 63, 2 (June 2010) 331-352. [available through library's electronic journals]
Congressional Research Service, “Tax Reform: An Overview of Proposals in the 112thCongress”
Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget, “Analysis of the Tax Reform Act of 2014”
[OPTIONAL] The White House and The Department of the Treasury, “The President’s Frameworkfor Business Tax Reform”
[OPTIONAL] House Ways and Means Committee, "The Tax Reform Act of 2014"
Sherry A. Glied & Dahlia K. Remier, "What Every Public Finance Economist Needs to Know About Health Economics: Recent Advances and Unresolved Questions," National Tax Journal LV, 4 (December 2002). [available through library's electronic journals]
Joyce Manchester and Jonathan A. Schwabish, "The Long-Term Budget Outlook in the United States and the Role of Health Care Entitlements," National Tax Journal 63, 2 (June 2010) 285-306. [available through library's electronic journals]
M. Todd Henderson, "Voice and Exit in Health Care Policy"
Edgar K. Browning, "The Anatomy of Social Security and Medicare"
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag, "Saving Social Security," Journal of Economic Perspectives 19, 2 (Spring 2005) 11-32. [available through library's electronic journals]
Martin Feldstein, "Structural Reform of Social Security," Journal of Economic Perspectives 19, 2 (Spring 2005) 33-55. [available through library's electronic journals]
Timothy Sandefur, "Con Job: State 'Certificate of Necessity' Laws Protect Firms, Not Consumers"
Robert Scharff and Sherzod Abdukadirov, "FDA Misses the Market With Food Labeling Rules"
Carolyn A. Dehring and Martin Halek, "Do Coastal Building Codes Make Stronger Houses?"
Daniel A. Crane, "Tesla and the Car Dealers' Lobby"
Michael L. Marlow and Alden F. Shiers, "Would Soda Taxes Really Yield Health Benefits?"
Michael L. Marlow, "The Economic Losers from Smoking Bans"
Mark W. Frankena, "Nashville's Anti-Competitive 'Black-Car' Regulations"
Jonathan A. Lesser, "The High Cost of Low Value Wind Power"
Assignment 4 Due: Health Care or Social Security and Market Failure
Buchanan and Wagner: Chapters 1-7
Buchanan and Wagner: Chapters 8-12
Take Home Final Due