Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy and is Chairman of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition.

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June 17, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT
Who will get fired after the Orlando terrorist massacre for failing to connect the dots?
June 10, 2016, 4:19 PM EDT
The President is actually arguing that he’s done a good job with the economy.
June 7, 2016, 10:47 AM EDT
The worst president in U.S. history pushed a confiscatory tax rate, promoted class warfare and seemed more interested in fomenting resentment through class warfare rather than collecting revenue for the federal government.
June 3, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
At the risk of understatement, Obamacare is a mess.
June 2, 2016, 10:37 AM EDT
It’s nice to have proof that Margaret Thatcher was right when she famously warned that the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.
May 24, 2016, 2:49 PM EDT
Redistribution programs give people money, but only if they don’t work, creating government dependency.
May 19, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT
The Transportation Security Administration has become infamous over the years for things that it doesn’t allow on planes.
May 12, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT
Fans of the Gipper tell us the economy rebounded, inflation was tamed, incomes rose, unemployment fell, and the Evil Empire was defeated. What’s not to love?
May 5, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT
Imagine if you had the chance to play basketball against a superstar from the NBA like Stephen Curry.
May 4, 2016, 10:10 AM EDT
Let’s take a look at President Obama’s economic legacy.
April 28, 2016, 10:11 AM EDT
There’s a very powerful statement, variously attributed to Alexis de Toqueville, Benjamin Franklin, or Alexander Tytler, that basically warns that democracy is doomed when people figure out they can vote themselves money.
April 19, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
Maybe future events will require a reassessment, but right now the biggest danger to the western world isn’t terrorism. Nor is it climate change or Zika.
April 14, 2016, 5:09 PM EDT
I recently wrote about gun control, noting how there’s less murder in demographically similar U.S. states than there is in matching Canadian provinces. This is one of the reasons why I’m optimistic about protecting the Second Amendment. The empirical evidence is so strong that law-abiding people are safer in well-armed societies.
April 8, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT
I wrote a couple of days ago about the “Panama Papers” issue and touched on the key issues. I explained that this non-scandal scandal is simply another chapter in the never-ending war by high-tax governments against tax competition, fiscal sovereignty, and financial privacy.
April 7, 2016, 4:34 PM EDT
Three years ago, thieves stole a bunch of information from “offshore” service providers in the Cook Islands and British Virgin Islands. This was supposed to be a ground-breaking exposé with huge ramifications, but it turned out to be a tempest in a teapot. As I pointed out at the time, all that we really learned is that people who use offshore services are generally honest and law-abiding. And they definitely had far more integrity than the politicians who routinely attack the offshore world.
April 5, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT
Australia is one of my favorite nations, and not just because the people are friendly.
March 30, 2016, 3:53 PM EDT
The President’s implication that there’s some kind of equivalence between capitalism and communism, which both systems having desirable features, is morally offensive. It is sort of like saying that we should “choose from what works” in Hitler’s National Socialism.
March 8, 2016, 4:59 PM EST
The most depressing data about America’s economy is not the top tax rate, the regulatory burden, or the level of wasteful government spending.
March 3, 2016, 2:57 PM EST
Although it doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it warrants, one of the greatest threats to liberty and prosperity is the potential curtailment and elimination of cash.
February 25, 2016, 11:32 AM EST
Folks on the left tell us that they want to help the less fortunate.