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Tag Archives: Arthur Laffer

Turning 5: Our greatest blog hits

As we prepare to celebrate OK Policy’s fifth anniversary, we’ve gone back and selected our top five greatest hits from our blog. The winners, selected by staff, all generated strong traffic and buzz, and exemplify our efforts to apply careful… Read more

Guest Blog (Michael Lipsky): ALEC’s and Arthur Laffer’s worthless recommendations for prosperity in the states

Michael Lipsky is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. This post originally appeared on the Policy Shop blog. For most of its history ALEC has operated in the background, but its influence recently drew the spotlight when its promotion of… Read more

The matter with Kansas

Arthur Laffer and Gov. Sam Brownback. Photo by Mike Shields, Kansas Health Institute Earlier this year, while Oklahoma lawmakers were adjourning their legislative session without a final agreement on Governor Fallin’s top priority of cutting the income tax, Kansas Governor… Read more

That's a Laffer! Top economists unanimously reject that tax cuts will yield higher revenue

Arthur Laffer Would an income tax cut foster so much economic growth that tax revenues would actually go up? In other words, can tax cuts pay for themselves?  A new poll of 40 of America’s foremost economic experts was unable… Read more

Guest Blog (Ken Miller, PhD): Tax reform revisited

Ken Miller is the Oklahoma State Treasurer.  This post originally appeared as an article in the May Oklahoma Economic Report and is reprinted with permission.  Oklahoma is doing more than fine with unemployment three percentage points below the national average,… Read more

The conservative anti-poverty program

President Ronald Reagan, a big supporter of the Earned Income Tax Credit In all of the major income tax proposals this year (including the plan announced yesterday by Senate Republicans), the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been targeted for… Read more

Upcoming Event: Tax Policy Forum, May 9

The State Chamber of Oklahoma is hosting a tax policy forum, co-sponsored by OK Policy and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Speakers include: Arthur Laffer, PhD, the author of a report being relied on by those pushing to abolish… Read more

Tax cuts of the mid-2000’s did not spark revenue growth

[NOTE: This post has been corrected to fix an error in the units used when describing the price of oil.] Despite frequent claims by proponents of cutting or eliminating Oklahoma’s personal income tax , it is a myth that tax… Read more

Who's behind the assault on income tax?

Arthur Laffer Earlier this month, rival events on the income tax debate presented an illuminating contrast. OK Policy’s forum featured economists from Oklahoma public and private universities, as well as economic development experts from the state Department of Commerce and… Read more

Guest Blog (Steve Ellis): Evidence and Ideology: Beyond ECON 101

Stephen Ellis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. His research areas include philosophy of economics, decision theory, philosophy of mind and ethics. The debate about the degree to which economics supports drastic… Read more