Bloomfield: Where Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Falls Short
Donald Trump calls his tax plan “phenomenal.” But does it pass three tests of economists and policy wonks? Mark Bloomfield offers his views in Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank.
ACCF/NAN Panel Discussion at Congressional Black Caucus Conference
The American Council for Capital Formation and National Association of Neighborhoods held a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference which examined both the challenges and opportunities in the nation’s energy landscape.
Op-Ed: Transparency key in highway trust fund debate
In Richmond Times Dispatch, Dr. Margo Thorning discusses Virginia’s crumbling infrastructure and the need to explore alternative highway funding methods. The VMT is similar to the gas tax insofar as it is a clear and transparent “user pays” system. The Vehicle Miles Traveled or VMT addresses the funding problems created by today’s more efficient fleet by assessing the fee based on the distance traveled by a vehicle rather than the amount of fuel burned.
New Report: Commercializing Alaska’s Natural Gas
Alaska’s best path towards boosting short and long-term economic growth is to set forth a coherent set of policies that center around the exploration and development of the state’s abundant natural gas resources, according to a new paper by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF).
ACCF Hosts Diplomatic Briefing on U.S. Climate Pledge to the UNFCCC
Diplomats representing more than 20 countries gathered for an ACCF on key economic, legal, and political issues related to the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).
Op-Ed: Clinton’s capital gains sliding scale is a slippery slope
In The Hill newspaper, Mark Bloomfield discusses Hillary Clinton’s new proposal on capital gains taxation.
New Report: The Impact of Energy Trade Restrictions on National Security
The U.S. is missing an opportunity to become a global powerhouse as antiquated federal laws that limit energy exports are undermining our long-term foreign policy interests while violating our international trade commitments.
WSJ Think Tank: Who Would Have Guessed? Bipartisanship on Tax Reform.
In Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Mark Bloomfield reacts to bipartisan tax reform working group reports from the Senate Finance Committee.
In Memoriam: ACCF Founder Dr. Charls Walker
We bid farewell to Dr. Charls Walker, a former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, highly regarded economist and the inspirational founder and Chairman Emeritus of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF).
New ACCF Report Makes Case for Lifting Crude Export Ban
New ACCF report highlights unanimous conclusion of multiple reports that lifting the crude oil exports ban will provide measurable economic advantages for U.S.
For three decades the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.Read More
Energy & Climate Change Policy
ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. Because energy use and economic growth go hand in hand, policymakers should develop a flexible, long-term approach to reducing the growth of greenhouse gases. This requires a global effort based on technological innovation and technology transfer to developing countries where greenhouse gas emissions growth is most rapid.Read More
In 1978, ACCF was instrumental in helping turn a looming hike on the capital gains tax into a dramatic tax cut. Today, nearly thirty-five years later, ACCF continues to provide expert research and a bipartisan effort to maintain low rates on capital gains taxes ensuring robust job growth for a recovering economy.Read More