Bruce Bartlett

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Scholarly Papers (65)

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
Downloads 31,134 (27)

Abstract:

cable news, Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, media bias, talk radio

2.

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
Downloads 1,152 (11,245)

Abstract:

Ronald Reagan, Economic Recovery Tax Act, ERTA, Daniel Patrick Moynihan

3.

Class Warfare, Republican Style

Tax Notes, Vol. 132, No. 11, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 12 Sep 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 583 (33,165)

Abstract:

class warfare, Republicans, income distribution

4.

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
Downloads 562 (33,101)

Abstract:

George W. Bush

5.

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
Downloads 510 (42,646)

Abstract:

balanced budget amendment, gross domestic product

6.

Reagan's Forgotten Tax Record

Tax Notes, Vol. 130, No. 8, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Feb 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 496 (34,716)

Abstract:

Reagan, taxes

7.

The Laffer Curve, Part 1

Tax Notes, Vol. 136, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 395 (45,048)

Abstract:

Laffer Curve, supply side economics, Arthur Laffer, Norman Ture, Jack Kemp

8.

Tax Policy and the Bible

Tax Notes, Vol. 141, No. 11, 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 367 (47,534)

Abstract:

the Bible, Susan Pace Hamill, Adam Chodorow, David Cay Johnston, Charles E. Curran, Pope Francis

9.

Is the Only Purpose of a Corporation to Maximize Profit?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 May 2015
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 333 (38,643)

Abstract:

Milton Friedman, shareholder primacy,

10.

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
Downloads 333 (60,537)

Abstract:

Laffer Curve, tax rates

11.

The Laffer Curve, Part 2

Tax Notes, Vol. 136, No. 10, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 323 (56,821)

Abstract:

Laffer Curve, Ibn Khaldun, Ronald Reagan, Jonathan Swift, Robert Mundell, Jude Wanniski, John C. Calhoun

12.

The Laffer Curve, Part 3

Tax Notes, Vol. 137, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Oct 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 291 (69,246)

Abstract:

Laffer Curve, Andrew Mellon, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, John F. Kennedy

13.

How Excessive Government Killed Ancient Rome

Cato Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1994
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 270 (60,178)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Ancient Rome, taxation

14.

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
Downloads 268 (79,703)

Abstract:

Carl Shoup, Douglas MacArthur, Shoup Mission, Japan, Stanley Surrey

15.

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
Downloads 240 (102,401)

Abstract:

Paul Ryan, Heritage Foundation

16.

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
Downloads 204 (113,039)

Abstract:

George W. Bush, Tax Cuts, Grover Norquist, Mitch McConnell

17.

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
Downloads 191 (127,945)

Abstract:

inequality

18.

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
Downloads 186 (132,146)

Abstract:

Ronald Reagan, Mitt Romney, tax reform, supply side economics

19.

Agenda for Tax Reform

Tax Notes, Vol. 105, No. 12, 2004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 184 (131,532)

Abstract:

tax reform, VAT, consumption tax, flat tax, progressivity

20.

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
Downloads 172 (146,172)

Abstract:

Federal Reserve, National Income and Product Accounts

21.

Higher Taxes are Not Politically Impossible

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 9, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 29 Nov 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 152 (156,559)

Abstract:

22.

'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
Downloads 144 (106,809)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Ronald Reagan, tax cuts

23.

TRA 1986: Much Ado About Nothing?

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 17 Oct 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 139 (144,616)

Abstract:

Tax Reform Act of 1986, income tax, tax expenditures

24.

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
Downloads 112 (188,244)

Abstract:

Congressional Research Service, Thomas Hungerford

25.

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
Downloads 112 (187,084)

Abstract:

Sin Taxes, Sumptuary Taxes, Prohibition, Cigarettes, Marijuana

26.

The Dangers of Debt Limit Brinksmanship

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 14, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Oct 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 108 (205,702)

Abstract:

debt limit, debt default

27.

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
Downloads 105 (196,641)

Abstract:

Proposition 13, Serrano, Ronald Reagan, Howard Jarvis, starve the beast

28.

Is Voluntary Taxation a Viable Option?

Tax Notes, Vol. 135, No. 11, 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Jun 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 99 (204,392)

Abstract:

29.

More on the Cain 999 Plan

Tax Notes, Vol. 133, No. 5, 2011
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 99 (215,431)

Abstract:

Herman Cain, 999, 9-9-9

30.

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
Downloads 95 (219,826)

Abstract:

Tax Expenditures, Effective Tax Rates, Budget Reform

31.

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
Downloads 87 (235,541)

Abstract:

financial transactions tax, securities transactions tax, Tobin tax

32.

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
Downloads 78 (255,062)

Abstract:

33.

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
Downloads 69 (271,090)
Citation 1

Abstract:

tax reform, tax expenditures

34.

Income Distribution: Stagnant or Mobile?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Jun 2006
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 67 (275,284)

Abstract:

35.

Tax Evasion and the Underground Economy

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 11, 2013
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 16 Jun 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 65 (237,143)

Abstract:

underground economy

36.

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
Downloads 65 (258,954)

Abstract:

inequality, public opinion

37.

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
Downloads 64 (251,226)

Abstract:

taxation, capital gains

38.

Why the FairTax Won't Work

Tax Notes, Vol. 117, No. 12, 2007
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 59 (271,090)
Citation 1

Abstract:

FairTax, sales tax, tax reform

39.

2 Cheers for Tom Coburn

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 10, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Sep 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 56 (303,223)

Abstract:

Tom Coburn, tax reform, tax expenditures

40.

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
Downloads 51 (271,090)

Abstract:

value added tax, VAT, tax evasion

41.

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
Downloads 51 (305,792)
Citation 6

Abstract:

42.

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
Downloads 45 (327,880)

Abstract:

tax reform

43.

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
Downloads 34 (358,857)

Abstract:

tax reform

44.

Inflation and Capital Gains

Tax Notes, Vol. 75, No. 9, 1997
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Sep 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 34 (369,304)
Citation 1

Abstract:

inflation, capital gains, Jacob Viner, Richard Goode, Richard Musgrave, Joseph A. Pechman, Robert M. Haig, H.C. Simons

45.

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
Downloads 34 (372,885)

Abstract:

Carryover Basis, Step-Up Basis, Capital Gains, Estate Tax

46.

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
Downloads 33 (271,090)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Tax Reform Act of 1986

47.

Death, Wealth, and Taxes

The Public Interest, 2000
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Oct 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 33 (345,947)

Abstract:

wealth distribution, estate tax

48.

Does Manufacturing Deserve Special Tax Breaks?

Tax Notes, Vol. 134, No. 12, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Mar 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 31 (384,095)

Abstract:

manufacturing, VAT, competitiveness

49.

The Trouble with Dynamic Scoring

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Apr 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 28 (339,748)

Abstract:

dynamic scoring, Joint Committee on Taxation

50.

How Not to Stimulate the Economy

The Public Interest, p. 99, Summer 1993
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Sep 2010
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 27 (365,810)
Citation 3

Abstract:

fiscal policy, countercyclical policy, public works

51.

The Conservative Critics of Henry Simons

Tax Notes, Vol. 140, No. 6, 2013
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 10 Aug 2013
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 26 (376,556)

Abstract:

Henry Simons, Haig-Simons, Chicago School of Economics

52.

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
Downloads 22 (400,104)

Abstract:

John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harry F. Byrd, Russell Long

53.

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
Downloads 20 (413,485)

Abstract:

OECD

54.

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
Downloads 17 (448,870)

Abstract:

John F. Kennedy

55.

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
Downloads 15 (333,834)

Abstract:

enterprise zones

56.

Indexing Capital Gains by Fiat

Tax Notes, Vol. 135, No. 7, 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 May 2012
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 15 (433,337)

Abstract:

capital gains, indexing

57.

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
Downloads 14 (408,915)

Abstract:

Jimmy Carter, tax reform

58.

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
Downloads 0 (68,809)

Abstract:

Robert Mundell, George W. Bush, Ibn Khaldun, Jonathan Swift, Say's Law, Robert Lucas

59.

The Conservative Counterrevolution

The New American Economy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 0 (404,527)

Abstract:

rt Mundell, Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer, Jude Wanniski, monetarism, supply-side evconomics

60.

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
Downloads 0 (165,628)

Abstract:

John Maynard Keynes, inflation, deflation, Keynesian economics

61.

Inflation: The Downfall of Keynesian Economics

The New American Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 0 (303,223)

Abstract:

John Maynard Keynes, Keynesian economics, Phillips Curve, countercyclical policy

62.

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
Downloads 0 (230,653)

Abstract:

Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt, Irving Fisher, John Maynard Keynes, Lauchlin Currie, Benjamin Strong

63.

Republican Presidents Always Disappoint

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Mar 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 0 (112,546)

Abstract:

Republican Party, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush

64.

Donald Trump and 'Reverse Racism'

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Feb 2016
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 0 (5,116)

Abstract:

Donald Trump, reverse racism

65.

Economic Data Misperceptions in Political Discourse

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Oct 2015
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 0 (73,610)

Abstract:

inflation rate, unemployment rate, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Donald Trump

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 24    Citations: 0
1.

Inflationphobia

New York Times
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 8

Abstract:

John Maynard Keynes, Irving Fisher, Henry Hazlitt, Benjamin M. Anderson, Ben Bernanke

2.

The Politics of the Kennedy Tax Cut

New York Times
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Feb 2014
Bruce Bartlett
Independent
Downloads 4

Abstract:

John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Harry F. Byrd