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Arthur Laffer

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Arthur Laffer's Biography

Arthur Betz Laffer ( /ˈlæfər/; born August 14, 1940) is an American economist who first gained prominence during the Reagan administration as a member of Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board (1981–89). Laffer is best known for the Laffer curve, an illustration of the theory that there exists some tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax revenue for governments. He is the author and co-author of many books and newspaper articles, including Supply Side Economics: Financial Decision-Making for the 80s. Laffer is Policy Co-Chairman (with Lawrence "Larry" Kudlow) of the Free Enterprise Fund.

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  • What Went Wrong In Kansas? Maybe Nothing

      News Source: Forbes | 15 days ago
    Maybe Nothing Kansas is collecting hundreds of millions of dollars less than its budgeted projections. That number has a lot of people in a lot of states wondering what happened...In  2012 Kansas  enacted what Nick Johnson at the Center on Budget and
  • Piketty's Exploration of Modern Capital

      News Source: Truthout | 1 month ago
    Probably no economics book since Naomi Klein's  The Shock Doctrine  has generated so much controversy or interest as French economist Thomas Piketty's  Capital in the 21st Century , with the debate extending downward into the general public. At the
  • Cheeky half-truths when Mr Osborne goes to Washington

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 3 months ago
    Jose Luis Magana/AP My recent reference to George Osborne being "the zero-hours chancellor" relates to the fact that he spends so much time plotting political strategy in No 10 Downing Street that he gives the impression of being on a zero-hours

Arthur Laffer Blogs

  • Policy lessons from the Beatles - Patheos

      Blog Source: www.patheos.com | 6 months ago
    American economist Arthur Laffer popularized the “Laffer Curve” — the idea that increasing the tax rate can, paradoxically, result in the government making less revenue. When you're in that portion of the Laffer Curve, an increase in, say, ..
  • L is for Land | Michael Hudson

      Blog Source: michael-hudson.com | 6 months ago
    Laffer curve: A curve, originally drawn on a table napkin by Arthur Laffer, showing the inverse relationship between tax rates and tax revenues. The idea is that too high a tax rate will stifle business investment and therefore reduce earnings ..
  • L is for Land by Michael Hudson | Dandelion Salad

      Blog Source: dandelionsalad.wordpress.com | 6 months ago
    Laffer curve: A curve, originally drawn on a table napkin by Arthur Laffer, showing the inverse relationship between tax rates and tax revenues. The idea is that too high a tax rate will stifle business investment and therefore reduce earnings ..

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