Faricy piece on the obstacle to reforming tax code published in NYT

Faricy,-ChrisIn his article "The American Dream Is Tax Reform’s Biggest Obstacle," published in the New York Times, Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Faricy argues that the main obstacle to reforming the tax code is not Mr. Trump, but rather the upper-middle-class American voter. "Tax subsidies are amenable to the American psyche because they provide social insurance that doesn’t feel like government welfare," writes Faricy. "In our research, we found that many respondents viewed tax subsidy recipients as more deserving of government aid than beneficiaries of identically described programs where the assistance was provided through direct checks." 10/05/20