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Friday, November 19, 2004

Tyler Cowen on Tax Reform and Growth

Tyler Cowen is one of the smartest and nicest men I know. He has more compassion and sensitivity than most libertarian/conservative type folks, and yet he sees freedom and markets as the best way to pursue those compassionate goals. For example, see this debate in the Wall Street Journal. [update: The original links have disappeared behind the WSJ subscriber-only wall; the current link is to Tyler's blog (see below), which then links to the WSJ debates]

The heart of his argument in that debate, and elsewhere, is that economic growth does much more to help the poor than any redistributive tax programme.

To follow Tyler's thoughts on a wide variety of topics, I make it a daily habit to read The Marginal Revolution.
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