Josh Barro Bloombergview.com - Articles by Josh Barro

Josh Barro is the lead writer for the Ticker, Bloomberg View's blog on economics, finance and politics. His primary areas of interest include tax and fiscal policy, state and local government, and planning and land use. Previously, Barro was a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a commercial real estate banker at Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard and lives in Queens, New York.
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Obamacare's Original Sin

President Barack Obama made two big promises during his first term that have tied his economic agenda in a straitjacket. Read more

Is Tax Reform Doomed? A Debate.

West thinks the odds of tax reform in the current Congress have risen to 50-50. Josh Barro still thinks it’s doomed. Yesterday, they debated the prospects.  Read more

A Euro-Exit for the Flat Tax

As Europe's economic troubles continue, some eastern European countries are reconsidering their flat taxes -- for good reason Read more