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Government should adhere to the new dictum, don’t just do something, stand there.




Arthur Laffer, Member, Presidential Economic Policy Advisory Board (Republican), “Too Good To Last,” The International Economy, March / April 2000

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Arthur Laffer
Arthur Laffer
  • Born: August 14, 1940
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Economist

Arthur Betz Laffer is an American economist who first gained prominence during the Reagan administration as a member of Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board (1981–89). Laffer is best known for the Laffer curve, an illustration of the concept that there exists some tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax revenue for governments. He is the author and co-author of many books and newspaper articles, including Supply Side Economics: Financial Decision-Making for the 80s. Laffer is Policy Co-Chairman (with Lawrence "Larry" Kudlow) of the Free Enterprise Fund and serves on the "Board of Scholars" of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Laffer was one of four economists who acted as advisors to Donald Trump's successful 2016 campaign for the presidency of the United States.

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