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  • Commentary posted November 6, 2007 by Gary Robbins, Ernie Christian, Ernest S. Christian Tax Code Is Big Reason For Weak Dollar

    The inherent strength of the peculiarly American version of free enterprise is shown by how long and how well the U.S. economy has been able to withstand the constant battering by wrong-headed government policies - but the bulwarks are starting to weaken. Once upon a time the "greenback" was the world's premier currency. Now the dollar is cheaper in value than both…

  • Commentary posted February 23, 2007 by Ernie Christian, Gary Robbins Government Vs. Economic Growth: Taking Account of The Real Costs

    If there is anything more infuriating to some liberals than George Bush himself, with his religiosity and embarrassing accent, it is the common sense, neoclassical idea that tax cuts are good and tax increases are bad. Tax cuts are good because they stimulate economic growth, making people better off by several multiples of the amount of tax revenue the government…

  • WebMemo posted October 5, 2005 by Ernest S. Christian, Gary Robbins A Misguided Tax Reform That Would Do More Harm than Good

    Most tax reforms being considered by the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform would stimulate economic growth and do a lot of good for all Americans, including providing more people with the special kind of freedom that goes with the ability to save, invest, and become a capitalist (small, medium, or large).   However, some tax reforms would do far…

  • Backgrounder posted January 16, 2004 by Gary Robbins Estate Taxes: An Historical Perspective

    Until recently, estate taxes (also known as death taxes) were the almost exclusive headache of the super rich, their tax attorneys, and their estate planners. But a strong economy, an ever-widening distribution of wealth--both good things--coupled with tax policy that has failed to keep up with economic growth have extended the reach of estate taxes well…

  • Backgrounder posted May 30, 2002 by Gary Robbins, Aldona Robbins, William W. Beach The Key Behavioral Elements Needed in a Model for Budget Estimation

    Members of Congress and key leaders of the Bush Administration find themselves wrestling with one of the more important, though obscure, issues currently in public debate: how to change the process of estimating the revenue effects of budget policy changes in a way that will incorporate the effects of those changes on the U.S. economy. Though this issue seems to be…

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