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2014-07-17 08:31:08

Declaring 'One Size Does Not Fit All,' Renowned Economist Highlights Why Countries Must Retain Fiscal Sovereignty When Setting Excise Rates LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As excise taxes become increasingly important throughout the world, Dr. Arthur Laffer today released his international tobacco tax handbook, cautioning that "one size does not fit all" in tobacco tax policy and offering governments practical examples and case studies to consider in order to optimize tobacco excise tax...

2010-12-01 00:41:01

Transformative economist Arthur Laffer, inventor of the Laffer Curve, has joined the board of directors of Nashville-based Consensus Point, creators of the Foresight prediction markets and social predictive analytics platform. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Transformative economist Arthur Laffer, inventor of the Laffer Curve, has joined the board of directors of Nashville-based Consensus Point, creators of the Foresight prediction markets and social predictive analytics platform....

2010-10-11 12:11:00

Laffer: "In several key areas, California's economy has become even less competitive than before" AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not only does California's economic climate continue to lag behind that of Texas, "in several key areas, California's economy has become even less competitive than before," according to research released today by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100713/TPPFLOGO) (Logo:...

2008-10-08 21:00:19

By Dennis Prager Just as Charlie Gibson did in his interview with Sarah Palin, Katie Couric set out to humiliate the Republican vice presidential candidate with a series of "gotcha" questions. This tactic - rarely employed with major liberal candidates - could be used equally effectively against Couric, or most any other liberal member of the television news media. It would be highly instructive to have Couric asked questions in the same way in which she (and Gibson) asked questions of...

2008-09-08 18:00:13

By Your Taxes JAMES HAMILL For the Journal Shortly after President Bush took office, the forecasts were for $5.6 trillion in budget surpluses for the next 10 years. The 2001 Bush tax cuts were to use about one-third of the expected surpluses. The president argued that the surpluses count "more than any other budget figure," and the tax cuts would still allow for increased spending on education, Social Security, Medicare and defense, while also allowing a rapid reduction in federal debt....


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