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Host: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. In their new book, The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy—If We Let It Happen, (Simon & Schuster, October 2008), Arthur Laffer, founder and CEO of Laffer Associates and a former member of President Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board; Wall Street Journal senior economics writer Stephen Moore, a member of the newspaper’s editorial board; and Peter Tanous, president and CEO of Lynx Investment Advisory discuss the importance of continuing the pro-growth economic policies of the 1980s. The authors explain how effective economic policies instituted over the last twenty-five years have created jobs and fostered impressive economic growth. They also warn that the future of American tax policy is uncertain due to the coming election and the impending expiration of the Bush tax cuts and that high-tax policies could undermine this widespread prosperity.

At this event, the authors will provide an overview of their work, and Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University and the National Bureau of Economic Research and Robert Shapiro of the economic advisory firm Sonecon will comment. AEI’s Alan D. Viard will moderate.

Official Website: http://www.aei.org/events/eventID.1811/event_detail.asp

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