Daniel J. Mitchell
Daniel J. Mitchell

Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with The Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was Director of Tax and Budget Policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, and Washington Times. He is a frequent guest on radio and television and a popular speaker on the lecture circuit. Mitchell holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

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Jan. 3, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal: Terrible, But it Could Be Worse

This deal is not good for the economy. It doesn’t do anything to cap the burden of government spending. It doesn’t reform entitlement programs.

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Nov. 28, 2012

Cuba and Palestine Are Happier Places Than the United States, According to this Study

According to the Happy Planet Index, Venezuela, Albania, and Cuba all rank higher than the U.S. Here's why.
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Nov. 6, 2012

Prop 30 California: List of Most Important Ballot Initiatives of 2012

Led by Prop 30 in California and Prop 2 in Michigan, here are the most important ballot initiatives of 2012; including propositions in Arkansas, Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington.
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June 7, 2012

What Paul Krugman Gets Wrong About Austerity, Estonia, and Government Spending

Estonia is showing how a government can reignite growth by reducing the burden of government.
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Nov. 17, 2011

Say No to Bailouts and Moral Hazard

The Bush-Obama policies of bailouts and regulation have been bad for taxpayers, but they’ve also been bad for the economy.