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    Taxes Around the World: A Brief History of World Tax...

    AEI reports that many OECD countries have moved toward a VAT, which allows them to reduce income tax rates relative to the U.S.

    Introduction: AEI reports that most countries in the world have lower marginal income tax rates than the U.S. Our major trading partners have shifted toward collecting significant revenue from a value-added tax, and do not do as much redistribution of income through the tax code. Broadening their tax base has allowed most OECD countries to collect more tax revenue than the United States while maintaining lower income tax rates.

    Health Care Spending in the United States and the OECD

    U.S. health care costs are higher—and growing faster—than those in other comparably developed countries

    Introduction: This report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focusing on U.S. health care issues and policy, compiles and analyzes OECD data to show that per capita health care spending in the U.S. has nearly tripled in a generation, without significant improvement in outcomes. People in the U.S. spend much more on health care costs than do those in other comparable developed countries.

    Opening Remarks by Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman


    Peter G. Peterson speaks at the 2010 Fiscal Summit.

    Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman


    2010 Fiscal Summit
    April 28, 2010

    I’m Pete Peterson, and I’d like to welcome you to the 2010 Fiscal Summit.

    I look at the great minds around this room and am truly humbled – although I know there are many who doubt such a thing is possible.


A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.


Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.