Prosperity for All

An Interview with Arthur Laffer

Arthur Laffer has been an influential presence in American economic thinking for more than three decades. He was central in ushering the massive prosperity overseen by Ronald Reagan through a revolutionary way of thinking about taxation, as exemplified in his invention the Laffer Curve, which charts tax revenues against rates. In this incisive interview he explains what government should and should not be doing to get the U.S.’s lagging recovery in gear and why he’s optimistic about the economic future.

Octavian Report: Do you think that any of the current GOP candidates have the will to produce actual change if elected?

Arthur Laffer: My view of this primary stuff is that politicians are united by one single characteristic not shared with most of …

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