Free the Economy Episode 9: Unconstitutional Taxation with Dan Greenberg

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Welcome back to the Free the Economy podcast. In this week’s episode we start by perusing National Review’s series on Adam Smith’s 300th birthday and Prof. Vernon Smith’s latest contribution to it. We look at state government responses to Covid and the new study “Freedom Wins: States with Less Restrictive COVID Policies Outperformed States with More Restrictive COVID Policies,” by Dr. Joel Zinberg and co-authors. We review arguments made by Scott Lincicome and Gabriella Beaumont-Smith of the American Enterprise Institute in The Wall Street Journal about the real problems behind baby formula bottlenecks. We also digest some recent data from the Pew Research Center about college-educated women in the workforce. Our interview this week is with Competitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Dan Greenberg. We talk about how small-time investors Charles and Kathleen Moore are challenging an unconstitutional tax created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and are taking their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Stay tuned next week for Episode 10 when we’ll be interviewing Shoshana Weissmann of the R Street Institute on occupational licensing reform.