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Richard Rahn

Richard Rahn
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Chairman of Improbable Success Productions and Board Member of the American Council for Capital Formation.

Most everything is better than you think

The Trump administration has been undertaking a massive deregulation effort in order to get rid of regulations that are counterproductive and do not meet reasonable cost-benefit tests. This will reduce the direct regulatory expenses made by government but will cause a far larger reduction in private business and personal expenses made to support regulations.

Trump’s Really Bad Idea

With his steel and aluminum tariff proposals, President Trump seems to have missed some of the trade basics that Adam Smith and David Ricardo taught the world more than two centuries ago.

Cutting tax rates will net greater harvest

Published in Washington Times

There is a free lunch for a government that desires to increase revenues in order to “pay” for more middle-income tax cuts. Reduce the maximum capital gains tax rate to 15 percent and remove the capital gains tax from commodity transactions.

The tax cut America can’t do without

Published in Washington Times

ACCF Board Member Richard Rahn highlights the importance of cutting the corporate tax rate for jobs and economic growth.