Articles / November 29,2011

With the nation’s ongoing economic crisis and the 2012 election cycle in full swing, many of the candidates vying for the Republican nomination have been vocal critics of the Federal Reserve and its loose monetary policy.  Today’s persistently high unemployment, anemic growth, and concerns over...

Articles / October 19,2011

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Laffer analyzes Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 proposal to reform the federal tax system.  Dr. Laffer points to his research for the Laffer Center and the high cost of complying with the current tax codes, declaring that reducing tax code...

Articles / April 18,2011

Tax compliance employs more workers than Wal-Mart, UPS, McDonald’s, IBM and Citigroup combined. There is a lot more to taxes than simply paying the bill. Taxpayers must spend significantly more than $1 in order to provide $1 of income-tax revenue to the federal government. To start with,...

Articles / April 14,2011

The U.S. income tax system relies on taxpayers to self-report their income – the system only works if most taxpayers view the outcomes as fair and accurately self-report their income. As such, excessive tax complexity is undermining the very foundations of our current tax code....

Articles / November 11,2010

For now: Extend the Bush tax cuts, repeal ObamaCare, support free trade. After 2012: Enact a flat tax, stabilize prices, balance the budget, give politicians incentive pay. The Wall Street Journal 11/11/2010 Since its cyclical zenith in December 2007, U.S. economic production has been on its worst...

Articles / August 01,2009

Government’s increasing role as a regulator and payor for health care services has resulted in a large and growing government health care wedge—an economic separation of effort from reward, of consumers (patients) from producers (health care providers).  Rising government expenditures for health care are the...