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NZBR Perspectives - No. 140 November 2007

NZBR Perspectives

No. 140 November 2007

Flat World, Flat Taxes
By Daniel J Mitchell
23 November 2007
Fifteen years ago, advocates of the flat tax had lots of supporting theory, but very little firm data. Milton Friedman had championed the flat tax, and Alvin Rabushka and Robert Hall of the Hoover Institution authored an elegant book detailing how a flat tax would work, but the political establishment largely ignored these efforts.
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This article was first published in The American online on 27 April 2007
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