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Unformatted text preview: and Peter R. Orszag, “Should the President ’s Tax Cuts be Made Permanent?” These tax cuts were temporarily extended for those with incomes below $400k ($450k for couples) as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job
Creation Act of 2010. In 2012, the tax cuts were made permanent for everyone below these thresholds and the marginal tax bra cket for above these brackets
increased back to 39.6% (the pre-Bush era rates).
3. As the diagram below shows, higher desired saving shifts the saving supply curve out to the right. At the initial intere st rate, there is an excess supply of funds
available to lend. Banks and other financial institutions will lower the interest rate in these circumstances to induce borrowers to take more loans. The lower
interest rate reduces the cost of capital, encouraging firms to borrow more for investment. The new equilibrium point result s in higher investment as well as higher
saving. (Investment moves from I0 to I1.)
Low S r High S I (Investment...
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- Fall '13