The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Arthur Laffer -- the father of supply-side economics and a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board -- joins economist Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and investment advisor Peter J. Tanous to send Americans an urgent message: We risk losing the exceptional standard of living that has made us the envy of the rest of the world if the pro-growth policies of the last twenty-five years are reversed by a new president.

Since the early 1980s, the United States has experienced a wave of prosperity almost unprecedented in history in terms of wealth creation, new jobs, and improved living standards for all. Under the leadership of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, Americans changed the incentive structure on taxes, inflation, and regulation, and as a result the economy roared back to life after the anti-growth, high-inflation 1970s.

Now the rest of the world is following the American economic growth model of lower tax rates, more economic freedom, and sound money. Paradoxically, one country is moving away from these growth policies and putting its prosperity at risk -- America.

On the eve of a critical presidential election, Laffer, Moore, and Tanous provide the factual information every American needs in order to understand exactly how we achieved the prosperity many people have come to take for granted, and explain how the policies of Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi can cause America to lose its status as the world's growth and job creation machine.

The End of Prosperity is essential reading for all Americans who value our nation's free enterprise system and high standard of living, and want to know how to protect their own investments in the coming storm.
  

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How to ruin an economy in 10 simple steps The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy--If We Let It Happen is a well-written book, filled with charts and graphs, is a great ... Read full review

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A review of current economic chaos The End of Prosperity is a very realistic look at the current bleak economic situation facing United States since Great Depression of 1929. The reform that was ... Read full review

Contents

The Gathering Economic Storm
1
The Laffer Curve
23
TaxCutting Lessons from the Twentieth Century
43
The Awful 1970s
61
The Reagan Economic Revolution
84
What Bill Clinton Could Teach Barack Obama
118
How George W Bush Soaked the Rich
136
As Goes California So Goes the Nation
152
The Capital Gains
200
The Unfair Estate Tax
214
The Flat Tax Solution
237
The Death of Economic Sanity
260
Protecting Your Investments in the Troubled
290
Notes
305
Acknowledgments
325
Copyright

SupplySide Economics Takes the World by Storm
179

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About the author (2008)

Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D. is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm.  A member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms, he invented the Laffer Curve and triggered a world-wide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s.  Dr. Laffer received a B.A. in economics from Yale University and received a MBA and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Stephen Moore, an economist and policy analyst who founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004, is a member of the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal and a Senior Economics Writer at The Journal.

Peter J. Tanous, President and a director of Lynx Investment Advisory, is the author of numerous books about finance and investing, including Investment Gurus.

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