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Getting High with the Laffer Curve

Getting High with the Laffer Curve

Two of my favorite things in life are the Laffer Curve and the Georgia Bulldogs. So you know I’m going to approve when an economics professor from the University of… Read more »

Two Lessons from Calvin Coolidge

Two Lessons from Calvin Coolidge

Last month, Amity Shlaes came to Cato to discuss her superb new book about Calvin Coolidge. I heard her discuss the book back in January while participating in Hillsdale College’s… Read more »

Quit Dodging the Issue and Tell Us the Revenue-Maximizing Point on the Laffer Curve

Quit Dodging the Issue and Tell Us the Revenue-Maximizing Point on the Laffer Curve

I feel like I’m on the witness stand and I’m being badgered by a hostile lawyers. Readers keep asking me to identify the revenue-maximizing point on the Laffer Curve. But… Read more »

Why Art Laffer’s Unfortunate Endorsement of an State Sales Tax Cartel Is Misguided

Why Art Laffer’s Unfortunate Endorsement of an State Sales Tax Cartel Is Misguided

Art Laffer has a guaranteed spot in the liberty hall of fame because he popularized the common-sense notion that you can’t make any assumptions about tax rates and tax revenue… Read more »

What’s the Right Point on the Laffer Curve?

What’s the Right Point on the Laffer Curve?

Back in 2010, I wrote a post entitled “What’s the Ideal Point on the Laffer Curve?“ Except I didn’t answer my own question. I simply pointed out that revenue maximization… Read more »

Another Victory for Good Fiscal Policy

Another Victory for Good Fiscal Policy

Our lords and masters in Washington have taken a small step in the direction of recognizing the Laffer Curve. Here are some details from a Politico report. Here’s one Republican… Read more »

Revenge of the Laffer Curve…Again and Again and Again

Revenge of the Laffer Curve…Again and Again and Again

If I live to be 100 years old, I suspect I’ll still be futilely trying to educate politicians that there’s not a simplistic linear relationship between tax rates and tax… Read more »

The Laffer Curve Bites Ireland in the Butt

The Laffer Curve Bites Ireland in the Butt

Cigarette butt, to be more specific. All over the world, governments impose draconian taxes on tobacco, and then they wind up surprised that projected revenues don’t materialize. We’ve seen this… Read more »

If Obama Wants More Tax Revenue, He Should Lower the Corporate Tax Rate

If Obama Wants More Tax Revenue, He Should Lower the Corporate Tax Rate

Regular readers know that I’m a big advocate of the Laffer Curve, which is the common-sense notion that higher tax rates will cause people to change their behavior in ways… Read more »

The New York Times Calls (again) for Higher Taxes on Middle-Class Americans

The New York Times Calls (again) for Higher Taxes on Middle-Class Americans

ll statists want much bigger government, but not all of them are honest about how to finance a Greek-sized welfare state. The President, for instance, wants us to believe that… Read more »