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Citadel News Service
19 Mar 2012

Tax reform expert lectures

Cato senior fellow talks to students about economics and conservatism


Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Daniel J. Mitchell, the Cato Institute senior fellow, will deliver a lecture Wednesday, March 21, about economics and conservatism in a cutting-edge new course being offered at The Citadel called the Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America.

Led by Mallory Factor, the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government, the class brings in national leaders each week, including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese and political activist Phyllis Schlafly.

“Dan Mitchell’s talk will explore the economic consensus among left and right in American politics,” said Factor, “presenting students with a compelling case for the triumph of supply-side economics.”

Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy. He is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with The Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. He also served on the 1988 Bush/Quayle transition team and was director of tax and budget policy for Citizens for a Sound Economy.

The Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America is a survey of the political tradition of modern conservatism in the United States with some consideration of its roots in the broader Western political tradition, and specific attention is given to the development of the tradition in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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