New economic research shows that bad tax policy was instrumental in bringing about the rise of the Nazi Party in 1933. Austerity measures implemented by an incompetent Weimar government had the unintended consequence of radicalizing German voters. The US is not Weimar Germany, but Republican policies — starting with the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and continuing with cuts to social programs that may follow — in an already polarized environment could still have unintended consequences. Doing away...


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