In Brief: Should State and Local Governments Tax E-Commerce?

A short summary of the similarly titled AARP Public Policy Institute Issue Paper in which the pros and cons of taxing electronic commerce sales, and some of the more prominent current proposals for addressing these issues are analyzed by Alison Shelton. (2 pages)
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Beyond 50: A View of Economic Security in the States

Detailed statistics for the age 50+ population in each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, are analyzed by Sunhwa Lee, Ph.D. and Lois Shaw, Ph.D. of the Institute for Women's Policy Research in this AARP Public Policy Institute supplement to AARP's 2001 study, "Beyond 50: A Report to the Nation on Economic Security." (21 pages)
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Population Aging, Entitlement Growth, and the Economy

The "graying" of America has alarmed many experts who foresee the future cost of federal health and retirement programs creating huge federal deficits and jeopardizing long-term economic growth. In this AARP Public Policy Institute Issue Paper, John Gist examines what can be done to sustain the economic security of our aging population while maintaining a healthy economy. (64 pages)
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