Distinction is made between infinite regresses that are "vicious" and those that are not. One definition given is that a vicious regress is "an attempt to solve a problem which re-introduced the same problem in the proposed solution. If one continues along the same lines, the initial problem will recur infinitely and will never be solved. Not all regresses, however, are vicious."
The infinite regress forms one of the three parts of the Münchhausen Trilemma.
Alaska's Infinite Regress: Where Regressive Taxation Isn't an Option-It's a Forgone Conclusion. (the Taxonomist)
Jul 15, 2002; RECOGNIZING THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC GENERALLY likes progressive taxes, Republicans prefer to lie about the impact of their tax...