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October 2, 2013

Missouri conservative think tank takes another look at the earnings tax

To no one’s surprise, perhaps, the Show-Me Institute says the levy hinders population and job growth.

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The Show-Me Institute

has released another study of the one percent earnings tax in Kansas City and St. Louis.


guesses as to what it concludes


“Obviously, many issues come into play,” the essay says. “However, two major studies have now found that earnings taxes correlate with statistically significant, negative effects on growth rates.”

We searched the essay for the word “schools,” by the way. We didn’t find it.

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