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Daniel J. Mitchell

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Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on fiscal policy issues such as tax reform, the economic impact of government spending, and supply-side tax policy. Mitchell a former senior fellow with The Cato Institute and The Heritage Foundation, and served as an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, and Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and a popular speaker on the lecture circuit. Mitchell holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. His blog is Liberty – Restraining Government in America and Around the World.

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Keynesian Fake News in the Wall Street Journal

07/09/2019Power & Market
Given the repeated failures of Keynesian economic policy, both in America and around the world, you would think the theory would be discredited. Apparently financial journalists aren’t very familiar with real-world evidence. Read More

As Democrats Push a "Wealth Tax," Here's Why Other Countries Got Rid Of It

06/26/2019Power & Market

Expect a "wealth tax" to be a popular idea during the Democratic debates, but it's really a tax on the creation of new wealth.

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Where in the Developed World Are Average Workers Most Over-Taxed?

05/30/2019Power & Market
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For Bernie Sanders, Union Bosses Matter More than Poor Kids

05/21/2019Power & Market
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A History Lesson: Comparing Socialist East Germany vs Capitalist West Germany

05/03/2019Power & Market

Economic conditions in West Germany and East Germany diverged dramatically because one had good policy and one had terrible (i.e., socialist) policy.

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