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AEI: Tax Individuals, Not Couples

Both advocates and opponents of same-sex marriage eagerly await the Supreme Court’s decisions on two cases challenging the constitutionality of laws – one federal and one state – that deny recognition for same-sex marriage.

Commentary from the Blogger: Earlier, I offered commentary on the latest Gallup study, which reported the results that Americans are deeply divided on the issue of same-sex marriage. However, tax implications are at stake with issue, essentially. What are some of the considerations – economically speaking – of taxing individuals as opposed to couples? Should we deny possible economic benefits to the whole of society based upon moral issues? Of course, this is all for you to decide once educated on the issue.

AEI scholar, Aspen Gorry, published an interesting article on the topic that is certainly excellent follow-up to the earlier publication. You can read the synopsis of the article below, or educate yourself on the broader considerations of tax policy. – Richard D. Baris

Aspen Gorry is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Sita Nataraj Slavov is a resident scholar at AEI.

Read Article: Tax individuals, not couples – Economics – AEI


Full Research on Tax Treatment of the Family PDF

  • AEI: The Tax Treatment of the Family (richardbaris.wordpress.com)
  • The Constitutionality of Traditional Marriage (richardbaris.wordpress.com)
  • Half of Americans Support Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage (richardbaris.wordpress.com)

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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