Research Papers on Fiscal Policy

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  • Policing and the Budget and Financial Impacts of Terrorism

    This 20 page paper looks at the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath as it concerns financial topics. The primary focus is on budgeting, particularly as it concerns law enforcement in New York City. Newly developed task forces and monetary implications are also considered. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • History and Immigration of Blacks to the Pacific Northwest

    An 11 page discussion of the problems black immigrants to the Pacific Northwest have faced. The author asserts that the deep societal prejudice and the discrimination that resulted has had long term impacts for black immigrants and their descendants. A complimentary annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • GST of Canada

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST). Since its implementation in January 1991, the Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been an excessive burden to the consumers, businesses, corporations, financial institutions and the federal government itself. The initial implementation costs because of manufacturer costs associated with new accounting systems alone for example reached an estimated $1 million per taxpayer. The continuing annual administration costs to comply are estimated at around $500,000 per taxpayer in addition to a total cost to small businesses of over $1.2 billion annually. The Tax Executives Institute was hired in 1994 to assess the system and while it admitted that the GST system was better for international business than the previous FST (the federal sales tax system it replaced but was invisible to the consumer), overall the administration of the system should be modified to have a higher threshold for registration (introduced and still at $30,000 for small businesses), a lower tax rate, but with fewer exemptions to decrease administrative costs among others. The government did not implement these recommendations so that in addition to the continued annual burden on tax payers in Canada, according to the budget released in February 2003 the government now has to reimburse several educational and municipal organizations for GST payments retroactive to the year the GST was introduced; an additional cost to the Canadian tax payer which has yet to be determined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Arguing about the Minimum Wage

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues with regard to the Minimum Wage: probable consequences of raising it; the differential aspects of the Minimum Wage and whether or not it’s effective in fighting poverty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage

    A 3 page argumentative essay that argues that raising the minimum wage is good but not good enough, as the working poor need a living wage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • American Public Policies

    A review of several of the most troubling public policy arenas of the modern day. These include health, welfare, education, and energy. The paper outlines concerns in each and emphasizes the importance of public policy in addressing these concerns. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Military Soap Opera of the M1 Abrahms' Tank

    (5pp). The M-1 Abrahms tank was the Army's answer to new field weaponry. It was first shown in action in 1978, and was believed to be the means to meet current and predicted land threats. Yet the story that resulted from that first unit to the ast unit, has all the drama of full-time soap opera.

  • Influence Peddling: The K Street Project

    This 4 page paper describes the K Street project, a Republican lobbying effort in Washington, D.C. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Unemployment in the US

    This 8 page paper looks at the problem of unemployment in the United States. The paper first established the problem looking at the level of unemployment in general and specific terms and then considers the way that fiscal policies could be used to tackle the unemployment problems. The bibliography cites 6 sources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Overview of the Process of the US Federal Budget

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the process that takes place in the United States. Pertinent legal requirements are examined. Historical and contemporary information includes several examples. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Flat Tax's Positive and Negative Aspects

    6 pages in length. The flat income tax system proposes to assign a uniform percentage tax from ten to twenty percent for all Americans and remove the current system involving complex deductions, credits and exemptions. Such a system would be expected to boost economic development and encourage savings since the double income taxation system against savings and investment is eliminated. This paper considers both sides of the flat tax issue and whether the flat tax will really be implemented. Interesting arguments on both sides. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Internet Sales Tax Proposal

    10 pages. Presents an argument in favor of an Internet sales tax. Includes one graph. Discussion includes options on how to base the sales tax rate, who should collect it and what some repercussions might be. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

 

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