Property rights and the rule of law are essential foundations for a vibrant economy. When they are threatened, or uncertain, the result is inefficiency, rent-seeking, a larger underground economy and capital flight. Unfortunately, individual rights to capital, land and the fruits of one’s labor are threatened—in many cases redistributed from creditors to debtors, from those […]
June 30, 2014 | Fox Business Online | News
Every couple of years utterances of the implementation of a flat tax emerge. In fact, in a tax seminar during the early 1990s, a well-revered speaker made one of those mark-my-words predictions that the flat tax would be operational within the next few years. Twenty four years later, there’s no flat tax. In fact, our […]
Oregon has a chance to enjoy real economic growth while helping America supply the world with cleaner, more affordable energy – provided the federal government doesn’t stand in the way.
Tax reform is a marathon, not a sprint. And while 2014 may not be the year that it crosses the finish line, it is vital that lawmakers continue the conversation and use this time to build a platform that effectively addresses the complexity and costliness of our current code.
Recent Press Releases
January 31, 2014 | Press Release
White House Should Green Light Oil Transport Project Now in Light of New State Department Report
July 11, 2013 | Press Release
20 applications pending at Energy Department; if approved would increase economic output, reduce the trade deficit and create new American jobs
Dubious Campaign Against Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Ignores Fundamental Market and Economic Benefits of Free Trade
January 11, 2013 | Press Release
Washington – A dubious campaign by America’s Energy Advantage seeking to restrict expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports ignores fundamental economic and market facts, the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) said today. America’s Energy Advantage, a coalition backed by Dow Chemical and other large domestic natural gas users, relies on a gross overestimation […]
Pro-Growth Tax Code, Regulatory Certainty Best Tools for Businesses to Implement Climate Change Adaptations
August 01, 2012 | Press Release
(Washington, August 1, 2012) – Businesses seeking to adapt to changing climate and weather models are best served by a tax code that retains robust capital cost recovery, coupled with reductions in regulatory and permitting barriers. At a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist […]