More FairTax Stuff

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A friend recommended that I look at a 2005 study of tax reform options, the “President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform.” It is here: 2005 report of Advisory Panel on Tax Reform It has some commentary on the FairTax proposals, beginning on page 207. …

The FairTax

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I decided that it was time to give the FairTax a fair hearing. The FairTax Book (2005), by Neal Boortz and John Linder FairTax: The Truth (2008), by Neal Boortz and John Linder The FairTax Fantasy (2009), by Hank Adler and Hugh Hewitt All …

John Tamny Explores The Expanding World Of Doing What You Love

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(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on September 26, 2018.) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said Charles Dickens of France before the Revolution, although he could have been talking about anytime, anywhere. John Tamny makes a case …

The Decline of the Spanish Empire

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This is another section from my upcoming book, The Magic Formula.     The Spanish Empire When the eighteen-year-old Isabella of Castile married the seventeen-year-old Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469, they were so poor that they had to borrow to meet the expenses of …

Today’s Currency Crises Are Easy To Fix

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(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on September 6, 2018.) We seem to be entering into one of those periods of currency turmoil, as Argentina, Turkey, Venezuela, Brazil, and even perhaps China seem to be spiraling into disaster. It really doesn’t have to be …

Recent Thoughts on Taxes #3: The Principle of Uniformity

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I’ve been talking about some thoughts that have arisen in the process of reading what others have said about taxation issues. August 12, 2018: Recent Thoughts on Taxes: In Praise of “Regressive” Taxes August 19, 2018: Recent Thoughts on Taxes #2: Is the Payroll …

Ireland’s Great Comeback

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I’ve been working on a new book, The Magic Formula, which I hope will be out before the end of the year. It is an introductory book, aimed at people who have no prior experience in these matters. This section of the book describes Ireland …

Recent Thoughts On Taxes: In Praise of “Regressive” Taxes

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I’ve been reviewing some of what has been said about taxes over the years. This includes: The Flat Tax (1985), by Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka The Flat Tax Revolution (2007), by Steve Forbes The End of Prosperity (2008), by Arthur Laffer, Steven Moore …