Like and Share! Dr. Alvin Rabushka, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University talks about America’s economy and clearly articulates the benefits of the flat tax. Through this compelling interview, Alvin Rabushka communicates how the flat tax – the most fair, efficient, simple, and workable Tax Reform plan on the table – will tax all income, once only, at a uniform rate of 19 percent.
Dr. Rabushka discusses his work during President Reagan’s presidency and how the work that he and his colleague Dr. Robert Hall presented became the intellectual foundation for numerous flat tax bills that were introduced in Congress during the 1980s and 1990s.
Dr. Rabushka’s flat tax proposal has been adopted by former communist states in Eastern Europe and Asia. Today, nearly 300 million citizens in post-communist Eastern Europe live in flat tax nations while 300 million citizens in America live under a tax regime with high progressive taxation. China keeping Hong Kong’s flat tax and India benefiting from Mauritius’ flat tax are discussed during this interesting program on the future of tax reform policy in America.
Dr. Alvin Rabushka’s brief bio – from Hoover Institution’s website:
Alvin Rabushka is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He is the author or coauthor of numerous books in the areas of race and ethnicity, aging, taxation, state and local government finances, and economic development. His books include Politics in Plural Societies (originally published in 1972 and reissued in 2008 with a foreword and epilogue); A Theory of Racial Harmony; The Urban Elderly Poor; Old Folks at Home; The Tax Revolt; The Flat Tax; From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America; Hong Kong: A Study in Economic Freedom; and the New China. Rabushka’s most recent publication is Taxation in Colonial America, which received Special Recognition as a 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.
He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and in national newspapers. He has consulted for, and testified before, a number of congressional committees. In 1980, he served on President Ronald Reagan’s Tax Policy Task Force.
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