Articles / April 02,2009

A 0% tax on carousing, but 55% on thrift. April 2, 2009 By ARTHUR B. LAFFER In most cases, people who inherit wealth are lucky by an accident of birth and really don’t “deserve” their inheritance any more than people who don’t inherit wealth. After all, few of...

Articles / April 01,2009

A sound tax system is simple to understand, not overly costly to implement, and minimizes economic distortions.  Compared to other state, Texas’ current tax system is sound, but it can be improved by repealing property taxes and replacing the revenues with a reformed sales tax. Download...

Articles / October 27,2008

About a year ago Stephen Moore, Peter Tanous and I set about writing a book about our vision for the future entitled “The End of Prosperity.”  Little did we know then how appropriate its release would be earlier this month. Financial panics, if left alone, rarely...

Articles / December 10,2007

The Wall Street Journal 12/10/07 A record eight million Americans moved from one state to another last year. Where is everyone going, and why? The answer has little to do with climate: California has arguably the nicest climate of any state in the nation – yet...

Articles / October 15,1996

The Wall Street Journal 10/15/96 Bob Dole’s proposal to cut income tax rates by 15% across the board and halve the capital gains tax rate has resurrected all sorts of issues from the policy debates of the Reagan ’80s. The Dole plan also stands — notwithstanding...

Articles / August 24,1985

International Herald Tribune, Zurich – August 24/25, 1985 Washington – … The bulk of U.S. tax cuts began on Jan. 1, 1983, and the economic recovery began at the same time. Isn’t it amazing how tax reductions do not work until they take effect? More to the...

Articles / March 04,1980

L.A. Times 3/4/80 Amid the crash and clatter of the presidential primaries, a quiet assault on America is proceeding unnoticed. The combatants are Americans and Japanese. Ironically, the assault on the American standard of living is being mounted by the Americans, while the Japanese defend us...