How the New Tax Cuts Are Shaping the U.S. Economy—and Our Fiscal Future

How the New Tax Cuts Are Shaping the U.S. Economy—and Our Fiscal Future



The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed into law at the beginning of this year has been described as America's most far-reaching tax overhaul since the 1980s. With lower corporate tax rates, alterations to individual income taxes, and incentives for U.S. businesses to bring capital back home, the new policy is already having an effect. Corporations have announced stock buybacks, employee raises and bonuses, and investments in worker training—and attributed these moves to their new financial headroom. How will these changes further influence the U.S. economy, corporate finance, and both capital holders and wage earners? Will supply-side gains from the tax cut produce revenues to offset gaps in the federal ledger or trigger new inflationary pressure?

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Josh Barro
Senior Editor, Business Insider

Eric Cantor
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Jason Furman
Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

William Lee
Chief Economist, Milken Institute

Maya MacGuineas
President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt

Published June 12, 2018