Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

The Tax Threat to American Innovation, Part II

It's impossible to prove, but many of us believe the assumption of much higher tax rates under a new president is one factor depressing the stock market and stoking general economic fear and panic. In a world of low-tax capitalist competition, the U.S. needs further significant tax rate reductions, not increases. With the rest of the world following our capitalist lead, a return to high tax rates would be far more damaging today than even a decade ago. Over the last century, the U.S. could get away with all sorts of bad economic policies because most other nations were so much worse. No more. So now, at a critical crossroads for tax policy, along comes Dan Mitchell with a new series of brief videos explaining the crucial, but little understood, Laffer Curve.

Here's episode one, where Dan explains the concept:

And here's episode two, where Dan reviews some of the evidence:

We look forward to episode three. And we anticipate a Best Short Film Oscar for Dan at next year's Academy Awards.

posted by Bret Swanson @ 9:55 AM | Taxes