“…In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy, 1789
We’ve all heard the quote before, but how have tax burdens directed economic growth in the United States over the last century? Our upcoming speaker Brian Domitrovic has co-authored the book Taxes Have Consequences: An Income Tax History of the United States, with Arthur B. Laffer, to answer this and other questions.
Domitrovic will join the Rio Grande Foundation to discuss American history, especially the past 100 years since creation of the federal income tax at a luncheon hosted by the Rio Grande Foundation.
August 8, 2023
Taxes Have Consequences
11:45AM – 1:00PM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
About Brian Domitrovic:
Brian Domitrovic is an intellectual historian interested in the history and development of supply-side economics. He is the author of six books, beginning with the now standard history of supply-side economics Econoclasts (2009) and extending to the history of the income tax Taxes Have Consequences (2022 and co-authored with Arthur B. Laffer and Jeanne Sinquefield). He has been a professor at institutions in Texas and Colorado and is the Richard S. Strong Scholar at the Laffer Center in Nashville. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.
Tickets are limited. Price before July 28, 2023: $50
Price on and after July 29, 2023: $55
Price at the door if available: $60
The Rio Grande Foundation will honor cancellation requests until July 31, 2023 at 12:00PM MT, 2023, minus a 15% transaction fee.