Why the Capital Gains Tax Rate Should Be Zero
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About the Author
Bruce Bartlett is a Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from September 1988 to January 1993, and a Senior Policy Analysis in the White House Office of Policy Development in 1987 and 1988. Bartlett joined the staff of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress as Deputy Director in 1981, becoming Executive Director in 1983. Prior to joining the JEC staff, he served on the staffs of Reps. Ron Paul and Jack Kemp and was chief legislative assistant to Sen. Roger Jepsen. While with Rep. Kemp, he helped draft the Kemp-Roth tax bill. Bartlett has published more than 700 articles in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and prominent magazines such as Fortune. His twice-weekly column on economic policy is published in the Washington Times and Detroit News and is nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate. In 1996 one of Bartlett's columns inspired Bob Dole to propose a 15-percent tax reduction plan when he ran for president. Bartlett has also written for academic journals and published four books, including Reaganomics: Supply-Side Economics in Action, published in 1981. From 1985 through 1987 he was a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.