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If you want to get tax economists riled up, there’s no better topic than the “Laffer Curve.” Even after decades of controversy, it underlies many of today’s tax policy debates, including whether federal tax cuts can “pay for themselves” or if tax cuts can boost states’ economies. In the latest episode of TPC’s new podcast, Taxology, host Kathy Schalch chats with Kim Rueben, senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center and director of the State and Local Finance Initiative, and Bill Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center, about the theory behind the Laffer Curve and the evidence supporting the claims. Listen to the podcast below, or subscribe on iTunes.
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Dr. Arthur Laffer, Economist and professor at University of Southern California, with "Laffer Curve" on blackboard, Feb. 23, 1981. (AP Photo)