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Edelstein, 1961. Social Research 28(4):491-496

Forum--The Case Against Accelerated Depreciation
Harold M. Edelstein Peter L. Bernstein

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 28, No. 4 (Winter 1961): 491-496

EXCERPT: Experience shows that the happy combination of a generally expansionary environment and competitive markets can stimulate a high level of investment without special tax concessions. If accelerated depreciation discriminates against efficient producers, intensifies the burden of unemployment, and disrupts the most efficient allocation of resources, this is hardly an appropriate direction in which to point our economic policies. We must rather look toward measures that expand the general level of demand, reward the competitive spirit, and minimize the burden of unemployment. There are many weapons in the arsenal of economic progress that will achieve this more readily and more effectively than accelerated depreciation.
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