Class Restriction And Registration Summary


ECON 33561 - Section 01: Tax Reform (CRN 17429)

Course Description:
Taxes are the instruments that governments use to acquireresources to pursue their spending activities but increasingly taxes are usedtoday as an instrument to undertaken activities once viewed as governmentspending. Instead of creating a direct spending program to subsidize individualswho undertake activities the government wishes to promote, individuals whoundertake these activities are provided with a tax preference in the form of adeduction from their taxable income or a credit for their tax liability. Thiscourse will address the following four primary questions. First, by taking ahistorical perspective the course asks how has tax policy evolved so that the taxcode contains so much hidden spending activity? Second, what is the state oftax policy today - how do we tax ourselves? Third, what is the cost to theeconomy of our current tax system? Finally, can we adopt a ?better' tax code?What are the current policy options (a national sales tax, a flat tax, anexpenditure tax, or modifications to our current tax system through a series ofbase broadening measures and rate reductions) and what is the likelihood thattax reform will be accomplished?

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2015
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s) or Minor(s) or Concentration(s):
Economics (ECON)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ECWI - ECON Writing Intensive ,  MPPE -Minor in Phil, Pol &Econ ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 17 12 5

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
ECON  33561 01, CRN 17429  (Primary) 17 12 5
HESB  43886 01, CRN 17520   2 0 2
Total 19 12 7