Tag Archive for Laffer Curve

The Laffer Curve Is Real …

You can argue about the exact shape and slope of the Laffer curve, you can debate the possible lack of symmetry on it, you can even question exactly where on the curve we sit at any given moment.  But I…

Arthur Laffer Laughs Last – Florida Boating

You can not repeal the law of gravity. (pic via Wiki) Refloating Florida’s Boats – WSJ.com: “What do you do about a tax that costs jobs and raises little money? Florida lawmakers have been pondering that question in relation to…

Laffer: The Age of Prosperity Is Over

The famous economist Arthur Laffer is of course famous for the Laffer Curve. He has a good if sobering piece in today’s WSJ. He again makes the point that there are not really leftist economics, or right-leaning economics; there are…

Laffer – New Evidence on Taxes and Income

Nice work from the great Dr. Arthur Laffer. Not long and well-worth the time to read. New Evidence on Taxes and Income – WSJ.com: “The new Census Bureau data on income and poverty reveal that many of the economic trends…

Michigan, Meet Arthur Laffer …

Will they ever get it? You can not tax your way to prosperity. Once again, politicians have a slippery definition of “investment.” Dr. Laffer laughs last. Granholm’s Tax Warning – WSJ.com: “Officials in Lansing reported this month that the state…

Arthur Laffer on the ‘Stimulus’ Package

Dr. Laffer on the so-called stimulus package and rebates. That ‘Stimulus’ Nonsense – WSJ.com: “The proposed rebate of about $600 per man, woman and child is transferred to people based upon some characteristic other than work effort. In fact, if…

Tax competiton between states is good

This is another reason why increased state sovereignty is better. States are forced to compete against each other for residents via lower taxes, less onerous regulations and business environments, quality of life, etc. It’s also good to see an update…