Economist Arthur Laffer is touted as a go-to source of wisdom by conservative think tanks and corporate lobby groups in Washington state. But a recent report shows his economic prescriptions are more likely to hurt than heal our economy.
As long as Arthur Laffer and ALEC give Washington a negative economic outlook, there’s reason for hope The Washington Policy Center (WPC) says our state’s economic future is none too bright, based on a low “economic outlook” ranking from Arthur Laffer and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). But if history is any guide, we’ve […]
Arthur Laffer’s economic predictions don’t hold up – even using his own numbers Yesterday I examined the numerous flaws in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s publication “Rich States, Poor States” (RSPS), written by Arthur Laffer. But let’s set all that aside for now, and see how RSPS does when measured by its own standards – […]
If you want your state’s economy to grow, do the opposite of what ALEC and Arthur Laffer recommend. Each year since 2007, the conservative bill mill and stealth corporate lobby group known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has teamed up with Dr. Arthur Laffer, known as the “father of supply side economics”, to […]