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Author Hall, Thomas E. (Thomas Emerson), 1954- author

Title Aftermath : the unintended consequences of public policies / Thomas E. Hall
Published Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 140 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Federal income taxes : funding the welfare state -- Cigarettes : creating crime through taxes -- The minimum wage : promoting teenage unemployment -- The fruits of alcohol prohibition : poison booze, crime, and corruption -- Be careful what you wish for
Summary When government imposes new taxes, rules, or regulations, it creates outcomes that often differ from the original intent. In some cases, these outcomes are so severe that they render the policy a failure. The law of unintended consequences has taken on an increasing importance during the era of ever-expanding government, and this book explores four important examples: cigarette taxes, alcohol prohibition, the minimum wage, and federal income tax
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cigarettes -- Taxation -- United States.
Income tax -- United States.
Minimum wage -- United States.
Policy sciences -- United States -- Case studies.
Political planning -- United States -- Case studies.
Prohibition -- United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1322046050 (ebk)
1939709393 (electronic bk)
9781322046051 (ebk)
9781939709394 (electronic bk)