Increasing the tax rate on land, balanced by a decrease in the tax rates on the income of capital and labor, can provide a fiscal means to stimulate the economy while maintaining current levels of expenditures and debt.

“The post-Corona economic environment puts a premium on finding fiscal means to stimulate the economy while continuing to finance current levels of expenditures and debt. We develop and carefully calibrate a model of the US economy to show that an increase in the tax rate on the value of land, balanced by decreases in the tax rates on the incomes of capital and labor, can meet this need.”

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