Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy at the Cato Institute. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition.

My Articles

August 15, 2017, 10:51 AM EDT
Back in June, I wrote about the bizarre allure of socialism and said that advocates (who generally don’t even know what socialism really means) were some of the most anti-empirical people in the world.
August 10, 2017, 8:47 AM EDT
Trump and some GOPers want to take credit for a rising stock market, as if that is some sort of positive reaction to their non-accomplishments.
August 7, 2017, 10:31 AM EDT
While it’s quite clear that the establishment media leans to the left, I don’t get too agitated about bias. But this example goes beyond bias and should be characterized as blatant and disgusting dishonesty. The hacks at Time took a quote from Charles Koch and then used selective editing to completely misrepresent what he actually said.
August 1, 2017, 11:09 AM EDT
The notion that government should automatically give everyone money – a policy known as “universal basic income” – is now getting a lot of attention.
July 24, 2017, 2:38 PM EDT
One can only imagine how Jefferson, Madison, Mason, et al, must be rolling in their graves as they contemplate the disgusting practice of civil asset forfeiture, which basically allows agents of the government in the modern era to steal property from people who have not been convicted of any crime. I’m not joking.
July 19, 2017, 9:12 AM EDT
Since it is the single-largest government program, not only in the United States but also the entire world, it’s remarkable that Social Security isn’t getting much attention from fiscal policy wonks.
June 30, 2017, 11:45 AM EDT
Shoddy care is more common when health care providers get a salary from the government. Under such an arrangement, patients are a burden rather than a source of revenue.
June 19, 2017, 12:16 PM EDT
I want a leftist (or anybody) to identify a successful statist nation, but I’m not holding my breath for good answers.
June 8, 2017, 2:27 PM EDT
The passive approach may be changing in some European nations.
May 30, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT
Government-mandated paid parental leave is just as misguided as childcare subsidies.
May 24, 2017, 11:14 AM EDT
It’s both amusing and frustrating to observe the reaction to President Trump’s budget.
May 10, 2017, 10:02 AM EDT
Why did the Soviet Empire collapse, and why are Cuba and North Korea so poor?
May 1, 2017, 10:09 AM EDT
A lower tax burden would be good for the country.
April 25, 2017, 10:51 AM EDT
Shutdown fights can be worthwhile.
April 21, 2017, 11:50 AM EDT
The recipe for growth and prosperity isn’t very complicated.
April 10, 2017, 11:52 AM EDT
You would think previous Middle Eastern messes would have taught us a lesson.
April 7, 2017, 3:28 PM EDT
What the U.N. gets wrong and fails to get right on taxes.
March 29, 2017, 11:33 AM EDT
Good outcomes under Reagan weren't random.
March 8, 2017, 2:32 PM EST
Japan is the nation that may offer the most relevant warning signs.
February 28, 2017, 11:44 AM EST
The United States is going to become another Greece.