"[A]n unusual and ambitious polemic [and] a legitimate contribution toward economic policy consensus building."
--Mark J. Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan and Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
"Robert Dell's book clearly is reminiscent of Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom." He offers a trenchant analysis of past economic mistakes and proposes a number of plausible, limited-government solutions to our current problems."
--William J. Hausman, Chancellor Professor of Economics, College of William and Mary
"This set of proposals . . . would place us in a better position for future prosperity and growth than we were before the Recession. This book is a worthy addition to the current set of debates about how to restructure our economy."
--Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, Emory University
From the Back Cover
James Madison, the principal architect of the U.S. Constitution, believed that "a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." Truly informed Americans should know:
How the Fair Tax Act, formally endorsed by 80 professional economists, would encourage new hiring, spur economic growth, promote health insurance portability while controlling costs, remove distortive tax incentives for banks to choose high leverage that threatens our economy . . . and make our tax system more progressive.
Why 85% of economists favor elimination of agricultural subsidies and that this would help moderate-income family farmers and aspiring farmers, lower our grocery bills, benefit the environment and reduce obesity and diabetes.
The author puts forward a thoughtful, research-based case for fundamental pro-market reforms to resolve, equitably and efficiently, the nation's long-term fiscal gap, promote healthy and sustainable economic growth and restore the nation to more limited and transparent government.