Taxes

The Weekly Standard Reviews The Upside of Inequality

The Weekly Standard Reviews The Upside of Inequality

Michael M. Rosen The Weekly Standard November 21, 2016 As impassioned calls to curb income inequality, including through a growing movement to establish a “guaranteed basic income," have increasingly dominated the political conversation here and ... [Read More]

AEI Debate on “The Upside of Inequality”

I summarize my Top 10 NYT bestselling book, The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class for the American Enterprise Institute with Steven Roberts.  The book argues that today's knowledge-based economy is constrained by ... [Read More]

Political polarization

The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg Isn’t Blue

In Sunday’s NYT, Yale’s Jacob Hacker and Berkeley’s Paul Pierson make a not-very-convincing argument that differences in the prosperity of Red and Blue state show that liberal Blue state policies produce more prosperity than conservative Red state ... [Read More]

Edward Conard Debate Highlights

Since the publication of his New York Times top-ten bestselling book, Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong (2012), Edward Conard has made over 100 television appearances in which he has debated leading ... [Read More]

Scott Sumner makes a noteworthy point about taxes

“You cannot put the burden of a tax on someone unless you cut into his or her consumption. If the Obama tax increases did not cause Gates and Buffett to tighten their belts, then they paid precisely 0% of that tax increase. Someone else paid, even if ... [Read More]

Why tax hikes fall short for cliff talks

POLITICO By Edward Conard | December 12, 2012 To accelerate private-sector growth, Republicans will need all their negotiating leverage to minimize taxes on investors by maximizing spending cuts. In a world where the majority of voters garner ... [Read More]

Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Taxes

Bloomberg By Edward Conard | December 3, 2012 The U.S. is holding a debate that is critical to its future: whether to tax, redistribute and consume income that would otherwise be invested. Warren Buffett has weighed in, supporting higher taxes ... [Read More]

What Obama Didn’t Learn From the 1990s

The Wall Street Journal By Edward Conard | August, 2012 With the prospects for a postrecession economic rebound fading, it has grown increasingly obvious that the United States must eventually raise taxes or cut spending. President Obama claims ... [Read More]

Ira Stoll’s review in “Future of Capitalism”

Mitt Romney's private equity firm, Bain Capital, has been in the news lately because of the Republican presidential candidate's record there, which is being attacked by President Obama. But Mr. Romney turns out not to be the only participant in ... [Read More]

Businessweek review by Roger Lowenstein

With his bashing of private equity, Barack Obama has given Mitt Romney a huge opening. Edward Conard, Romney’s friend and former partner at Bain Capital, is eagerly seizing that opportunity with his manifesto for private investment, Unintended ... [Read More]

How Roe v. Wade Empowered U.S. Investors

Bloomberg By Edward Conard It’s possible, but unlikely, that small differences in culture alone can explain the greater economic success of the U.S. relative to Europe and Japan after the introduction of the Internet. The U.S. has poured ... [Read More]