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From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea

Art Laffer receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday. For decades, Laffer has promoted the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves, against all evidence to the contrary.

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From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea

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