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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Professor Brian Domitrovic has written the first comprehensive
history of how a few economists and journalists - who believed
deeply in lower taxes and a stable money supply - translated their
ideas into the public policy and launched the supply-side policy
revolution. In so doing, they reversed the disastrous 1970's
trends of ever higher taxes and runaway inflation. Dr.
Domitrovic's book answers the many revisionist histories of
Supply-Side Economics which appear in the media and in college text
books. The facts are clear. If the naïve and
misguided economic policies during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter
years had continued, the United States would have experienced a
second and worse great depression. It is from this dangerous
fate, at the height of the Cold War, that the supply-siders stepped
in and averted catastrophe. Econoclasts is a
thoughtful, accurate telling of this important part of U.S.
history. Join us for an enlightening discussion of this
ground breaking publication.
More About the Speakers
Brian Domitrovic, Ph.D.
Professor of History,
Sam Houston State University,
and Author of Econoclasts
With Commentaries from:
Daniel J Mitchell
The Cato Institute
Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
William W. Beach
Director, Center for Data Analysis and Lazof Family Fellow