Tackling Taxes

Families, Fairness and Fundamental Reform

Tax reform is one of the Administration's top agenda items, but little is known about what their tax proposal will look like. What should the goals of tax reform be? How do we determine the winners and losers? Can fairness and inefficiency be balanced? How likely is it that tax reform will pass?

The New America Foundation's Fiscal Policy and Work & Family Programs brought together a panel of experts with varying perspectives to discuss the goals, prospects for and effects of different types of reforms.


Senate Russell Building, Room 385
Washington, DC
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  • Bill Frenzel
    Co-Chair, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

  • Gene Steuerle
    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

  • Dalton Conley
    Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, New York University and Director, Center for Advanced Social Science Research

  • Maya MacGuineas
    Director, Fiscal Policy Program and President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, New America Foundation

  • Michael Graetz
    Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Author of the forthcoming book, Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth

  • Bruce Bartlett
    Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis

  • Karen Kornbluh
    Director, Work and Family Program, New America Foundation