Bruce Bartlett

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Scholarly Papers (66)

1.

How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 May 2015 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2015
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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cable news, Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, media bias, talk radio

2.

Donald Trump and 'Reverse Racism'

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Feb 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Donald Trump, reverse racism

3.

How Excessive Government Killed Ancient Rome

Cato Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1994
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Ancient Rome, taxation

4.

The 1981 Tax Cut After 30 Years: What Happened to Revenues?

Tax Notes, Vol. 132, No. 6, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Aug 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Ronald Reagan, Economic Recovery Tax Act, ERTA, Daniel Patrick Moynihan

5.

The Rise and Fall of Supply-Side Economics

The New American Economy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Robert Mundell, George W. Bush, Ibn Khaldun, Jonathan Swift, Say's Law, Robert Lucas

6.

Is the Only Purpose of a Corporation to Maximize Profit?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 May 2015
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Milton Friedman, shareholder primacy,

7.

Reagan's Forgotten Tax Record

Tax Notes, Vol. 130, No. 8, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Feb 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Reagan, taxes

8.

Why the FairTax Won't Work

Tax Notes, Vol. 117, No. 12, 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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FairTax, sales tax, tax reform

9.

The Bush Tax Cut: 10 Years Later

Tax Notes, Vol. 131, No. 11, p. 1195, June 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Jun 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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George W. Bush

10.

'Starve the Beast' - Origins and Development of a Budgetary Metaphor

Independent Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 5-26, 2007
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Ronald Reagan, tax cuts

11.

The Laffer Curve, Part 1

Tax Notes, Vol. 136, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Laffer Curve, supply side economics, Arthur Laffer, Norman Ture, Jack Kemp

12.

Class Warfare, Republican Style

Tax Notes, Vol. 132, No. 11, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 12 Sep 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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class warfare, Republicans, income distribution

13.

Inflation: The Downfall of Keynesian Economics

The New American Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John Maynard Keynes, Keynesian economics, Phillips Curve, countercyclical policy

14.

Tax Policy and the Bible

Tax Notes, Vol. 141, No. 11, 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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the Bible, Susan Pace Hamill, Adam Chodorow, David Cay Johnston, Charles E. Curran, Pope Francis

15.

The Balanced Budget Amendment: Not Ready for Prime Time

Tax Notes, Vol. 132, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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balanced budget amendment, gross domestic product

16.

The Laffer Curve, Part 2

Tax Notes, Vol. 136, No. 10, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Laffer Curve, Ibn Khaldun, Ronald Reagan, Jonathan Swift, Robert Mundell, Jude Wanniski, John C. Calhoun

17.

What Is the Revenue-Maximizing Tax Rate?

Tax Notes, Vol. 134, No. 8, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 22 Feb 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Laffer Curve, tax rates

18.

The Laffer Curve, Part 3

Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Laffer Curve, Andrew Mellon, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, John F. Kennedy

19.

Economic Data Misperceptions in Political Discourse

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Oct 2015
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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inflation rate, unemployment rate, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Donald Trump

20.

The Great Depression: Misunderstanding Deflation

The New American Economy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt, Irving Fisher, John Maynard Keynes, Lauchlin Currie, Benjamin Strong

21.

The Most Successful Tax Reform in History

Tax Notes, Vol. 141, No. 4, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Nov 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Carl Shoup, Douglas MacArthur, Shoup Mission, Japan, Stanley Surrey

22.

Republican Presidents Always Disappoint

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Mar 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Republican Party, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush

23.

The Ryan Tax Plan: Assume a Can Opener

Tax Notes, Vol. 131, No. 3, April 18, 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Paul Ryan, Heritage Foundation

24.

The Triumph of Keynesian Economics

The New American Economy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John Maynard Keynes, inflation, deflation, Keynesian economics

25.

Supply-Side Economics: 'Voodoo Economics' or Lasting Contribution?

Reprinted in "The Impact of Supply-Side Economics," in The Pillars of Reaganomics, ed. Brian Domitrovic (San Francisco: The Laffer Center, 2014), pp. 167-210
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jun 2019
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Laffer Curve

26.

The Republican Myth on Tax Cuts and the Deficit

Tax Notes, Vol. 131, No. 7, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 25 May 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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George W. Bush, Tax Cuts, Grover Norquist, Mitch McConnell

27.

Is the Tax Tide Turning Against the Rich?

Tax Notes, Vol. 141, No. 8, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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inequality

28.

Agenda for Tax Reform

Tax Notes, Vol. 105, No. 12, 2004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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tax reform, VAT, consumption tax, flat tax, progressivity

29.

TRA 1986: Much Ado About Nothing?

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Oct 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Tax Reform Act of 1986, income tax, tax expenditures

30.

Romney's Tax Plan Won't Work Like Reagan's Did

Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 5, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 31 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Ronald Reagan, Mitt Romney, tax reform, supply side economics

31.

The Fiscal Effects of the Federal Reserve

Tax Notes, Vol. 134, No. 4, p. 471, 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 26 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 04 May 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Federal Reserve, National Income and Product Accounts

32.

Taxing Sin: A Win-Win for Everyone?

Tax Notes, Vol. 128, No. 12, p. 1289, September 20, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Sin Taxes, Sumptuary Taxes, Prohibition, Cigarettes, Marijuana

33.

Higher Taxes are Not Politically Impossible

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 9, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 Nov 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Why the Correct Capital Gains Tax Rate is Zero

Tax Notes, Vol. 84, No. 10, 1999
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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taxation, capital gains

35.

Is Voluntary Taxation a Viable Option?

Tax Notes, Vol. 135, No. 11, 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Jun 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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36.

Misunderstanding Tax Expenditures and Tax Rates

Tax Notes, Vol. 129, No. 8, p. 931, November 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Tax Expenditures, Effective Tax Rates, Budget Reform

37.

Proposition 13: 35 Years Later

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 7, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 May 2013 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Proposition 13, Serrano, Ronald Reagan, Howard Jarvis, starve the beast

38.

More on the Cain 999 Plan

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 5, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Herman Cain, 999, 9-9-9

39.

How Not to Refute a Tax Study You Don't Like

Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 9, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 Nov 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Congressional Research Service, Thomas Hungerford

40.

The Dangers of Debt Limit Brinksmanship

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 14, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Oct 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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debt limit, debt default

41.

Enterprise Zones: The Good, the Bad, and the Muddled

Tax Notes, Vol. 142, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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enterprise zones

42.

Tax Evasion and the Underground Economy

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 11, 2013
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Jun 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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underground economy

43.

Taxing Financial Transactions is a Bad Idea

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 12, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Dec 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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financial transactions tax, securities transactions tax, Tobin tax

44.

The End of Tax Expenditures as We Know Them?

Tax Notes, Vol. 92, No. 3, July 16, 2001, IRET Policy Bulletin, No. 84, June 13. 2001
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Is Growing VAT Evasion a Plus for Tax Reform?

Tax Notes, Vol. 142, No. 11, 2014
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 May 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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value added tax, VAT, tax evasion

46.

Norquist Holds the Deficit Hostage to 'Starve the Beast' Theory

Tax Notes, Vol. 130, No. 12, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Mar 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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The Roots of the Tax Reform Act of 1986

New York Times, January, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Tax Reform Act of 1986

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Americans Support Higher Taxes on Wealthy: Bad News for Romney?

Tax Notes, Vol. 135, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Apr 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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inequality, public opinion

49.

The Roots of Tax Reform, Part I

Tax Notes, Vol. 129, No. 12, 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Dec 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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tax reform, tax expenditures

50.

The Conservative Counterrevolution

The New American Economy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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rt Mundell, Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, Jude Wanniski, monetarism, supply-side evconomics

51.

Death, Wealth, and Taxes

The Public Interest, 2000
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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wealth distribution, estate tax

52.

The Rise and Fall of Carter's 1978 Tax Reform

Tax Notes, Vol. 138, No. 7, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Feb 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Jimmy Carter, tax reform

53.

Income Distribution: Stagnant or Mobile?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Jun 2006
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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54.

Indexing Capital Gains by Fiat

Tax Notes, Vol. 135, No. 7, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 May 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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capital gains, indexing

55.

How Not to Stimulate the Economy

The Public Interest, p. 99, Summer 1993
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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fiscal policy, countercyclical policy, public works

56.

The Trouble with Dynamic Scoring

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Apr 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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dynamic scoring, Joint Committee on Taxation

57.

2 Cheers for Tom Coburn

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 10, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Sep 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Tom Coburn, tax reform, tax expenditures

58.

The Roots of Tax Reform, Part II

Tax Notes, Vol. 130, No. 4, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 26 Jan 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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tax reform

59.

Inflation and Capital Gains

Tax Notes, Vol. 75, No. 9, 1997
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Sep 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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inflation, capital gains, Jacob Viner, Richard Goode, Richard Musgrave, Joseph A. Pechman, Robert M. Haig, H.C. Simons

60.

Carryover Basis: A Cure Worse than the Disease?

Tax Notes, Vol. 129, No. 3, p. 361, October 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Carryover Basis, Step-Up Basis, Capital Gains, Estate Tax

61.

The Conservative Critics of Henry Simons

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 6, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 10 Aug 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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Henry Simons, Haig-Simons, Chicago School of Economics

62.

Where the Tax Reform Debate Should Start

Tax Notes, Vol. 138, No. 11, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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tax reform

63.

Does Manufacturing Deserve Special Tax Breaks?

Tax Notes, Vol. 134, No. 12, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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manufacturing, VAT, competitiveness

64.

Kennedy Proposed His Big Tax Cut 50 Years Ago

Tax Notes, Vol. 138, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Jan 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John F. Kennedy

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The 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Tax Cut

Tax Notes, Vol. 142, No. 7, 2014
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Mar 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harry F. Byrd, Russell Long

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U.S. Taxes and Government Benefits in an International Context

Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 13, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 06 Jan 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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OECD

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 99
1.

The Politics of the Kennedy Tax Cut

New York Times
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harry F. Byrd

2.

Inflationphobia

New York Times
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
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John Maynard Keynes, Irving Fisher, Henry Hazlitt, Benjamin M. Anderson, Ben Bernanke