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PODCAST: Taxes Have Consequences – New Jersey in Focus

PODCAST: Taxes Have Consequences – New Jersey in Focus

June 23, 2023


Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative.

In this episode, Regina is joined by Dr. Arthur Laffer for a discussion of the various economic policy issues impacting life in New Jersey. Dr. Laffer was the keynote speaker at GSI’s annual Economic Policy Forum in May of 2023 and is regularly on broadcast television and print editorial pages.

Dr. Laffer’s economic insight and analysis sparked a worldwide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s. One of his earliest successes in shaping public policy was his involvement in Proposition 13, the groundbreaking California initiative that drastically cut property taxes in the state in 1978.

The keystone of Laffer’s work, the  Laffer Curve, is taught in college classrooms worldwide as the basis of supply-side economics, illustrating the tradeoff between tax rates and actual tax revenues.

Dr. Laffer was an economic advisor to the Administrations of Presidents NixonFord, and Reagan, along with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dr. Laffer is the author of multiple books, including, Taxes Have Consequences, published by Post Hill Press in September 2022.

Dr. Laffer received a BA in economics from Yale University and earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm.