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.

My Articles

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.
February 22, 2016, 5:34 PM EST
Imagine what it would be like to place a very serious call and to be treated like an afterthought.
February 9, 2016, 4:54 PM EST
We have good news and bad news. The good news is that President Obama has unveiled his final budget. The bad news is that it’s a roadmap for an ever-growing burden of government spending.
February 1, 2016, 2:27 PM EST
The Index of Economic Freedom, my favorite Heritage Foundation publication, was released today, and if you’re an American reader, you probably won’t be happy to learn that the United States has never had a lower score.
January 29, 2016, 5:21 PM EST
I wrote last year about the moral vacuum that exists in Europe because gun control laws in nations like France make it very difficult for Jews to protect themselves from barbaric attacks.
January 22, 2016, 11:45 AM EST
When I wrote back in 2012 that France was committing fiscal suicide, I should have guessed that President Hollande would get impatient and push for even more statism.
January 19, 2016, 4:32 PM EST
Let’s dig into the issue of whether the United States should become more like France.
January 14, 2016, 10:35 AM EST
I normally enjoy working for the Cato Institute since it’s a principled and effective organization.
December 17, 2015, 10:54 AM EST
As you can see from this interview, I get rather frustrated by the minimum wage debate. I’m baffled that some people don’t realize that jobs won’t be created unless it’s profitable to create them.
December 16, 2015, 4:00 PM EST
I almost feel sorry for the gun-control crowd.
December 11, 2015, 2:33 PM EST
In 2012, I shared some important observations from Jeffrey Goldberg, a left-leaning writer for The Atlantic. In his column, he basically admitted his side was wrong about gun control.
November 30, 2015, 10:48 AM EST
I may have to change my mind. When asked a few years ago to pick which department in Washington most deserved to be eliminated, I chose the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
October 29, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT
During the 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan famously said “there you go again” when responding to one of Jimmy Carter’s attacks.
October 22, 2015, 11:16 AM EDT
More than two years ago, I cited some solid research from the Tax Foundation to debunk some misguided analysis from the New York Times about the taxation of multinational companies.
September 28, 2015, 3:48 PM EDT
Like many Americans, I’m suffering from Obamacare fatigue.
September 22, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT
In a perverse way, I admire leftists who openly express their desire for bigger government and less liberty.
September 17, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT
Socialism is an economic failure. International socialism didn’t work in the Soviet Union. National socialism didn’t work in Germany. And democratic socialism, while avoiding the horrors of its communist and Nazi cousins, also has been a flop.
August 18, 2015, 4:28 PM EDT
Even a wonky economist like me realizes that there is more to life than economic liberty. So I was very excited to see that Ian Vásquez of the Cato Institute and Tanja Porčnik of the Visio Institute have put together The Human Freedom Index.