The federal government spends more than $700 billion annually (about the size of the TARP program) on exclusions, deduction and credits provided to individual taxpayers to encourage certain economic and social behaviors. Join the New America Foundation and the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis for a lively debate on the effectiveness of these federal tax expenditures, and how they might be reformed-featuring advocates and critics from government, academia and the business community-with an opening keynote address from New York Times contributor and Cornell Professor Robert Frank.
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