Question C: Although they do not always agree about the precise likely effects of different tax policies, another reason why economists often give disparate advice on tax policy is because they hold differing views about choices between raising average prosperity and redistributing income.None of the economists disagreed with the statement, and just a handful did not answer or had no opinion. Richard Thaler agreed, and wrote in the comment, "duh."
This just serves as a reminder, in the ongoing tax debates, of what we are actually debating. Not "taxes are good" versus "taxes are evil," but the relative benefits of raising average prosperity versus redistributing income. Raising average prosperity and redistributing income are not necessarily opposed, but different policies do a different balance of the two.