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  • In the Green Room: Economist Arthur Laffer Discusses America's Financial Future

    Yesterday, former Reagan administration economic adviser Arthur Laffer stopped by the Heritage Foundation for a lecture titled, “Return to Prosperity: How America Can Regain Its Economic Superpower Status”. Laffer popularized what has become to be known as the “Laffer Curve” which helped demonstrate that increased taxation can be counterproductive in the long-term as it leaves citizens with less resources and depresses economic growth.

    After his speech, Laffer sat down for an “In the Green Room” segment where he discussed the roots of the financial crisis, how President Bush and Obama have mishandled the problem, and what to expect in 2010 and 2011.

    Posted in Economics [slideshow_deploy]

    5 Responses to In the Green Room: Economist Arthur Laffer Discusses America's Financial Future

    1. Billie says:

      If obama isn't stopped, America will.

    2. Tami Galloway says:

      Art Laffer is one of the few men I trust in this country. I believe HIM. My husband and I are preparing for 2011. I hope everyone is.

    3. Anthony Badalamenti says:

      How do I forward the "Green Room" site?

    4. tucson az usa most r says:

      all these people that think they know the solution should have spoken out with there ideas when the republicans were in power. they speak now that the country is in shambles, why did they wait so long. know that someone else is in power they seem to know all the answers, which I'am shure wont work. accept it your republican approach did not work before and it wont work now. this green party comeback is nothing but another circus show by the republicans trying to regain control so they can continue to sit on there behins without having to really work. the poor idiots are the american people who really work and pay taxes who are being lied to by the government and being ripped off on a daily basis the government has to much control fact, they take to m uch of our money fact, there are to many laws fact, freedom is dissapearing fact, the government treats america like ist a mental institution, were not all stupid or idiots, life is simple and basic, leave us alone let us open new buisnesses without so much regulation , let us keep our money and grow will make more jobs if the government will step naside and mind real government matters.

    5. Ron Powers says:

      How about a commentary on the Wall Street Journal article: High Tax RatesWon't Slow Growth by Daiamond and Saez? Thanks

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