Quick link: A NYT piece analyzes the distribution of tax spending (both direct expenditures and “tax expenditures”, i.e. foregone revenue). The debate is around the federal budget, but certainly cities have similar dynamics, in particular in the distribution of revenue collection between residents and businesses, and in structuring the property tax.

Read: A Nation With Too Many Tax Breaks — Economic Scene – NYTimes.com.


Who Gets the Breaks and Benefits – Graphic – NYTimes.com.