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Feb 09

The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy - If We Let It Happen

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Since the early 1980s, the United States has experienced a wave of prosperity almost unprecedented in history in terms of wealth creation, new jobs, and improved living standards for all. During the past quarter century, Americans changed the incentive structure on taxes, inflation, and regulation, and as a result the economy roared back to life after the anti-growth, high-inflation 1970s.

Now the rest of the world is following the American economic growth model of lower tax rates, more economic freedom, and sound money. Paradoxically, one country is moving away from these growth policies and putting its prosperity at risk - America.

Economist Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and his co-authors Arthur Laffer and Peter J. Tanous provide the factual information every American needs in order to understand exactly how we achieved the prosperity many people have come to take for granted. The End of Prosperity examines how all Americans face the risk of losing the exceptional standard of living that has made us the envy of the rest of the world if the pro-growth policies of the last twenty-five years are reversed and abandoned.

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Stephen Moore

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William W. Beach William W. Beach

Director, Center for Data Analysis and Lazof Family Fellow Read More