Note: This is the tenth post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics.
In this video Tyler Cowen covers commodity taxes, including who pays the tax and lost gains from trade, also called deadweight loss. He also considers how the tax wedge would apply to the example of Social Security taxes.
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