Europe trying to cripple Ireland, says Reaganomics champion

Arthur Laffer, of the Laffer curve, says Europe "does not have your welfare in mind"

13th March, 2016
Laffer is widely credited with the popularisation of the so-called ‘Laffer Curve’, which denotes the relationship between taxes and government revenue

Arthur Laffer, one of the architects of the low-tax school of public finances popularised as ‘Reaganomics’ in the late 1980s, believes European governments are trying to ‘cripple’ Ireland on corporate tax.

Laffer was in Dublin to promote his new book, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States.

He said the European Commission, which is pursuing reforms to the corporate tax system, “does not have your welfare...

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