Host: The Institute of Economic Affairs. During the Bush years, government spending increased enormously and the regulatory burden also rose. Now a new President - almost certainly Senator Obama - is going to take office, joined by a heavily Democratic Congress. Barring something totally unexpected, this will lead to legislation that further increases the size and scope of the federal government. Does this mean the free-market conservative movement in the United States has become ineffective? What steps are needed to rejuvenate support for limited government and economic liberty? Dr. Mitchell will provide a blunt assessment and outline the steps necessary to bring back the Reagan Revolution.
Dr Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy. He is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition. Prior to joining Cato, he was a senior fellow with The Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and a popular speaker on the lecture circuit.
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