The two-criteria tax test

Jared Bernstein Posted by Jared Bernstein.

From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.


Does your tax plan raise revenue and push back on pretax inequality? If so, I’m all ears.

Does your tax plan raise revenue and push back on pretax inequality? If so, I’m all ears. OTOH, if it loses revs and worsens inequality, well…here’s what I have to say about that.