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Capital Formation 101

Published in inFOCUS Quarterly

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber outlines policy prescriptions to promote capital formation and achieve real economic growth.

Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan — jobs boost or giveaway?

Published on CNN.com

ACCF Scholar Doug Holtz-Eakin: "The Trump administration has just completed "infrastructure week." Though it drew little media attention and produced few details, it's worth considering how it will play into President Donald Trump's overall economic strategy."

No, a business expense is not just a tax dodge by another name

Published in The Hill

Let’s be clear, what Oxfam is complaining about is not corporate tax dodgers, but the current U.S. tax code and its legitimate system of credits and deductions. Oxfam doesn’t believe corporations should be allowed to pay a tax rate of anything less than 35 percent.

With Tax Reform, Save the Forest Rather Than Cut Down Trees

Published in RealClearMarkets

For the first time in three decades, U.S. lawmakers have an opportunity to reform the tax code to foster GDP growth, boost wages and employment, attract greater foreign investment, and discourage inversions. To achieve these worthy economic goals, we need policymakers to focus on saving the forest instead of cutting down a few select trees.

ACCF Joins Coalition Urging Senate Action to Repeal BLM Methane Rule

The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) today joined a coalition of 10 other pro-economic growth organizations in calling on the U.S. Senate to use the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane regulation. The Senate’s ability to use the CRA to nullify the methane rule expires on May 11. BLM’s methane and waste prevention rule requires oil and natural gas producers on federal lands to reduce methane emissions by up to 45 percent by 2025. The rule is just one of dozens of costly regulations pushed through in the final days of the Obama administration. The rule is expected to cost producers up to $297 million per year to comply, while BLM estimates it would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by only 0.0092 percent.

ACCF Salon: “Where Goeth Tax Reform in 2017?”

The May 3rd ACCF Economic Policy Evening focused on tax reform in the 115th Congress....

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