Do Tax Cuts Ever Increase Government Revenues?

By Annie Lowrey  Posted Friday, June 24, 2011, at 5:18 PM ET Since even before Arthur Laffer drew his curve on a napkin, Republicans and Democrats have been having the same fight about taxes and growth. Republican politicians insist that tax cuts “pay for themselves,” increasing receipts by goosing economic growth. Democrats and virtually all economists […]

The Founding Fathers

The Constitution’s framers were flawed like today’s politicians, so it’s high time we stop embalming them in infallibility. by Simon Schama June 26, 2011   He may have written the Declaration of Independence, but were he around today Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t have a prayer of winning the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. […]