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Jack Kemp's Tax Reform Ideas Would Still Work Today
Investor's Business Daily, August 29, 2013
By Ernest S. Christian and Philip S. English
The uncertain political contours of the debate in a divided Congress about how and when to pursue tax reform make us hearken back for inspiration to a reform template from a decade ago: to do the job with five surgically precise amendments to the income tax.

Tax Reform 2013: What Price For a Corporate Rate Reduction?
Tax Notes, January 14, 2013
By Ernest S. Christian, Gary A. Robbins and George J. Schutzer
Frustrated by the deficit-driven constraints of revenue neutrality, and faced with one of the world’s highest corporate tax rate, some corporations are understandably desperate to find a solution in tax reform. This report demonstrates that the worst solution is to “pay for” a lower corporate tax rate by postponing depreciation deductions.

Ernest S. Christian Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on Tax Reform and the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
July 26, 2012
By Ernest S. Christian

Changes in tax rates and capital cost recovery allowances both have profound effects -- for good or ill -- on manufacturing's key role in job creation.