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    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). As ACCF Chairman, he was one of the masterminds of a dramatic shift in tax policy in 1978 when President Carter’s proposed capital […]

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    Three Reasons The Pacific Trade Pact Is Critical to U.S. Economy

    Trade policy geeks have been enjoying a rare but interesting clash of titans in Washington, D.C. The fight over trade promotion authority (known by some as fast track) unveiled a deep division within party lines and provided for strange bedfellows. In a dramatic fashion that only Washington can muster, the agreement on trade promotion authority […]

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    New study urges lift ban on oil exports

    CARLSBAD >> A handful of experts released a joint study saying that lifting the ban on exporting crude oil would benefit the U.S. economy. “The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban” study lists benefits such as a growth in jobs and an overall boost to the U.S. economy. According to a news release […]

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    Paper: Economists Call for Crude Oil Exports

    The economic case for allowing US crude oil exports is set out in a new paper (“The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban”) released June 3 by Dr. Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist of the American Council for Capital Formation, and Dr. William F. Shughart II, research director and […]

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    Tax, Trade and Regulatory Reforms Key to Reversing U.S. Capital Investment Slide

     Washington —Capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend in weak capital spending that began in the recession of 2007. A new report sponsored by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores […]

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    ACCF Supports America COMPETES Reauthorization

    R&D Investment Critical to Economic Growth and International Competitiveness Washington — The American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) praised House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (HR 1806). The COMPETES bill provides for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in […]

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    ACCF Supports Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

    “Time to Show the World that the U.S. Stands Behind Free Trade Principles and is Ready to Work with Our Allies”  Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation applauded a rare bipartisan legislative breakthrough this week as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and […]

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    U.S. INDC to United Nations Raises Many Questions; U.S. CO2 Reductions Should Be Based on Cost/Benefit Analysis

    Washington, DC – The U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) raises many questions related to international commitments and concerns over the impact on the U.S. economy. Cost/benefit analysis should guide any policy related to climate change., according to American Council for American Council for Capital […]

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