The FairTax continues to be perceived as a "conservative" or "Republican" initiative, and, of course, there's a lot for conservatives to like about it. But properly understood, the FairTax should be widely viewed as a conservative-progressive "win-win". The key, it seems to me, is for open-minded progressives to accept (or at least think about) the proposition that a tax is more truly progressive if it taxes the most the people who consume the most. That's the point I tried to make in…Continue
A few weeks ago, David Tuerck and I co-authored this opinion piece for American Thinker(http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/the_political_basis_for_the_fa.html). David is head of the economics department of Suffolk University in Boston and has done much of the foundational research on the FairTax.
One purpose of this article is to advance the flat tax vs. Fairtax debate by…Continue