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      From: Urban Institute [mailto:UIUpdate@...]
      Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:41 PM
      To: Glenn Brown
      Subject: Urban Institute Update: Join us for a discussion on poverty and tax policy.

       

       

      January 23, 2014

       

      Tomorrow from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EST, join the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center for 50 Years into LBJ’s “War on Poverty”: What’s the Role for Tax Policy?, a half-day discussion on poverty reduction and tax law.

      In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” and initiated a vast package of spending programs. In the half-century since, federal antipoverty programs have undergone a transformation Johnson probably never imagined. Today, many are operated through the tax code.

      Do tax subsidies reduce poverty? Are they more effective than spending programs? Listen as some of the nation’s leading experts in tax-based antipoverty programs—including former director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, and Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman—answer these questions and others. For more details and to watch the webcast, click here.

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