A Discussion with Alvin Rabushka: The Flat Tax – A Fair, Simple, and Transparent Reform


  • 19/11/2014
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Alvin Rabushka is one of the leading global proponents of the flat tax and the co-author of the Hall–Rabushka flat tax plan. He is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 1980, he served on President Ronald Reagan’s Tax Policy Task Force.

On 19th November he will deliver a lecture explaining why the flat tax is fair, simple and transparent. In particular he will tackle the issue of fairness reflecting on the recent proposals of Thomas Piketty.

The event will begin at 6.30pm. The lecture will start at 6.45pm and will be followed by a question and answer session concluding at 8.15pm. Drinks will then be served until 9pm.

About Alvin Rabushka:

Rabushka’s books and articles on the flat tax (with Robert E. Hall) provided the intellectual foundation for numerous flat tax bills that were introduced in Congress during the 1980s and 1990s and the proposals of several presidential candidates in 1996 and 2000. He was recognized in Money magazine’s twentieth-anniversary issue “Money Hall of Fame” for the importance of his flat tax proposal in bringing about passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. His pioneering work on the flat tax contributed to the adoption of the flat tax in Jamaica, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Mongolia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Kygyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Trinidad and Tobago, Pridnestrovie (Transdniestra), several Swiss Cantons, and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also drafted flat tax plans for Austria, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Canada, and Slovenia.

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