Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vastly easier and less painful tax filing

Nice article in today's Times about Joe Bankman's longstanding advocacy of less painful tax filing.  The story of how Intuit has been "ferocious" (the Times reporter's word) in opposing this otherwise almost universally win-win reform, spending millions of dollars on lobbying to oppose it, is one more dark chapter among many in how interest group politics distorts public policy.  Intuit would evidently rather sell us things than have us get them far more cheaply and efficiently.

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