Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies by Thomas E. Hall

By Thomas E. Hall

When executive imposes new taxes, principles, or rules, it creates results that regularly range from the unique purpose. on occasion, those results are so serious that they render the coverage a failure. The legislation of accidental outcomes has taken on an expanding value in the course of the period of ever-expanding executive, and this publication explores 4 very important examples: cigarette taxes, alcohol prohibition, the minimal salary, and federal source of revenue tax. Thomas E. corridor examines how the rules got here into being, what underlying political concerns prompted the method, the unintentional results of the regulations, and why lots of those regulations are nonetheless in position. simply because a lot of those unintentional effects are heavily adversarial, the writer argues that the ethical of those 4 key examples is that at any time when a brand new govt coverage is being thought of, even more certain assessment needs to be given to the variety of strength accidental consequences—a perform that's hardly or properly undertaken.

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Very often these unintended consequences are seriously adverse. 2. Federal Income Taxes: Funding the Welfare State The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. S. Constitution, ratified February 3, 1913 The seeds of today’s big-government welfare state were sown during the post–Civil War industrial boom in the United States. Industrialization caused the gap between America’s rich and working-class families to widen, and that growing income disparity was instrumental in creating popular support for a federal income tax.

Treasury secretary from 1921 to 1932. Mellon agreed with Woodrow Wilson’s and Carter Glass’s claim that high income tax rates reduced the incentive to earn taxable income, but Mellon took the argument a step further. He believed that if the disincentive to earn income was strong enough, then high tax rates could yield less revenue than if rates were lower. In other words, lowering income tax rates might cause people to earn enough additional income to cause an increase in tax revenue. This view was an important part of Mellon’s case about why income tax rates should be reduced, and congressional Republicans and Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge were amenable to it.

A much more plausible outcome is Chinese men seeking non-Chinese brides. Residents of neighboring countries are understandably nervous. Four Case Studies This book contains four studies of the law of unintended consequences. The discussion addresses the following questions: How did the policies come into being? Who were the advocates? What were the underlying political considerations? Why are these policies (with one exception) still in place? The first case considered is the federal income tax and what has resulted from it.

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