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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 »

Rather than Helping the Poor, Higher Tax Rates Redistribute Rich People

Rather than Helping the Poor, Higher Tax Rates Redistribute Rich People

Daniel Hannan is a member of the European Parliament from England. He is one of the few economically sensible people in that body, as demonstrated in these short clips of… Read more »

California’s One-Man Laffer Curve

California’s One-Man Laffer Curve

I’ve already condemned the foolish people of California for approving a referendum to raise the state’s top tax rate to 13.3 percent. This impulsive and misguided exercise in class warfare… Read more »

Class Warfare Tax Policy Causes Portugal to Crash on the Laffer Curve, but Will Obama Learn from this Mistake?

Class Warfare Tax Policy Causes Portugal to Crash on the Laffer Curve, but Will Obama Learn from this Mistake?

Back in mid-2010, I wrote that Portugal was going to exacerbate its fiscal problems by raising taxes. Needless to say, I was right. Not that this required any special insight…. Read more »

Once Obama’s Policies Are Implemented Next Year, U.S. Capital Gains Tax Rate Will be 70 percent Higher than Global Average

Once Obama’s Policies Are Implemented Next Year, U.S. Capital Gains Tax Rate Will be 70 percent Higher than Global Average

Back in September, I shared a very good primer on the capital gains tax from the folks at the Wall Street Journal, which explained why this form of double taxation… Read more »