Drawing the Wrong Conclusion, Again

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Drawing the Wrong Conclusion, Again

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The Tax Foundation’s 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index claims that Oregon’s economic future is bright because its business taxes are low compared to the rest of the nation. This overly simple conclusion is fundamentally flawed.

Drawing the Wrong Conclusion, Again

Tax Foundation Business Climate Index Again Misrepresents the Significance of Oregon’s Low Business Taxes

The Tax Foundation’s 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index claims that Oregon’s economic future is bright because its business taxes are low compared to the rest of the nation. This overly simple conclusion is fundamentally flawed. While the Foundation has modified its methodology in response to criticism, the Tax Foundation is making the same fundamental mistakes it has made in previous research.

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